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St Kildans grinding grain, c 1885
Photograph of a couple milling grain by hand with a quern or grindstone beside a blackhouse on St Kilda

Men at work on the hull bottom of the City of New York, 1889
Photograph showing men at work on the bottom of the hull of the ocean liner City of New York at Clydebank, 1888.

Forth Bridge workers, 1884
Photograph of workers on the skewback of the Forth (Rail) Bridge under construction.

Margaret Elizabeth Webster, Glen Creran, 1866
Photograph of Margaret Elizabeth Webster in Glen Creran

HMAS Australia (402)
View of the forecastle deck, bow and bridges of the Indefatigable-Class battlecruiser, HMAS Australia at John Brown & Co shipyard at Clydebank.

Glasgow Garden Festival 1988
Photograph of the then Prime Minister Rt Hon. Margaret Thatcher signing the visitors' book in front of the Bowmore Distillers' Pavilion at the Glasgow Garden Festival whilst her husband Denis Thatcher looks on.

E35 (submarine)
View of the starboard side of the stern of the Royal Navy E-class submarine E35 on the slipway furring construction at John Brown & Co shipyard, Clydebank showing the propellers, rudder and aft starboard hydroplane.

Forth Railway Bridge construction
Photograph of riveters at work, watched by two workers balanced on a Jubilee crane behind.

Glasgow Garden Festival Opening Ceremony 29 April 1988
Photograph of HRH Prince Charles and Princess Diana with Malcolm Rifkind, then Secretary of State for Scotland, touring the Glasgow Garden Festival site during the official opening ceremony with a policeman and crowd looking on.