Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Old Seaman with Tam O' Shanter
From the National Museums Scotland: Seaman in Greenock, Renfrewshire, c. 1900 - 1914.
An old seaman sits on a bench, watched by a group of interested schoolchildren. The seaman wears a knitted jersey with a few holes in it. On top of the jersey, he wears a waistcoat. He wears trousers and leather boots. On his head he wears a woollen beret or tam o' shanter. His beard is in a style known as the 'Newgate' fringe or frill.
The schoolboys wear jackets, trousers, white shirts and peaked caps. The little girl wears a short summer dress, ankle socks, shoes with straps and a beret or perhaps a tam o' shanter.
The girl on the background appears to be wearing a "real" beret.