Photographs from the George Washington Wilson Collection go live!

Photographs from the George Washington Wilson Collection go live!

Presenting rarely seen photographs from the Victorian and Edwardian eras, this new online exhibition from Museums and Special Collections showcases the spaces women inhabited, from the studio to the golf course.

Aberdonian photographer George Washington Wilson used his skill with a camera to capture images of women from all classes of society, including working women in the Western Isles carrying peat bags on their backs, female carriage drivers in South Australia, and wealthy ladies of Aberdeenshire.

Containing some of the most striking photographs from the vast George Washington Wilson & Co. collection, this exhibition brings women's lives - the hard labour they often undertook, as well as their means of entertainment and enjoyment - into focus.

It was curated with Áine Larkin, Senior Lecturer in French, Heidi Brevik-Zender, Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature at the University of California, and Ashleigh Black, PhD student in Film and Visual Culture.

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