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RMS Aquitania
Photograph of the interior of the engine room of RMS Aquitania, showing the banks of meters and gauges.

Cunard Line ocean liner Aquitania: view of the 1st Class Promenade B Deck looking aft, 1913
Photograph of the 1st Class Promenade B Deck of the Cunard Line ocean liner Aquitania looking aft.

HMS Barham
View from above of the forward part of the Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth Class Battleship HMS Barham berthed in the fitting-out basin at John Brown & Co., Clydebank with the Medusa-Class destroyer HMS Medea alongside and gun barrels on the dockside.

Foundry of Carron Works, c 1900
Photograph of men working with large iron mouldings in foundry at the Carron Works near Falkirk. A ship's propeller hangs from the far wall, while in the foreground are mouldings for other ship parts.

City of New York, Clydebank 1888
Photograph looking down the side of the City of New York from the bow end with her three funnels and three masts visible.

First record of Tartan, 1538
First official recorded mention of tartan within clothing accounts for King James V in 1538. The entry for 'Heland tartane' reads as follows:

ITEM in the first for ij elnis ane quart[er] eln[e] of va-
riant cullorit veluet to be the Kingis grace ane schort
heland coit p[re]ce of the eln[e] vj li~ Su[m]ma xiij li~ x d~
Item for iij elnis quarter elne of grene taffatyis
to lyne the said coit w[i]t[h] p[re]ce of the elne x s~ Su[m]ma xxxij s~ vj d~
Item for iij elnis of heland tertane to be hoiss to the
kingis grace p[re]ce of the elne iiij s~ iiij d~ Su[m]ma xiij s~
Item for xv elnis of Holland claith to be syde heland
sarkis to the kingis grace p[re]ce of the elne viij s~
Summa vj li~

RMS Queen Elizabeth
View of construction of RMS Queen Elizabeth at John Brown and Company shipyard, Clydebank.

Prisoner, Glasgow, 1883
Photograph of Alexander Leaburn, a prisoner in Barlinnie Prison, Glasgow.

Gentleman, Invercreran, 1866
Photograph of Mr George Webster on Invercreran Estate