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This is a picture of my Great Grandad and his sons James to the left and Donald, my grandad to the right. Not sure when it was taken, but was taken in Cromarty, I would say around 1860.
Picture added on 17 May 2011 at 22:37
I'm not an expert on the history of photography, Pamela, but 1860 seems awfully early for this photo. Photographic film wasn't invented till the 1880s. Before then, professional photographers were using heavy plates which required long exposures with the subject keeping very still. Maybe I'm wrong. Can one of our local camera experts help?
Added by Sandy Thomson on 21 May 2011
I would say not earlier than about 1910 from the clothing.
Added by Estelle Quick on 23 May 2011
The photograph could have been taken outside number 86 Little Vennel?
Added by Bertie Macdonald on 23 May 2011
Probably 1930's.
Added by DSM on 23 May 2011
James Hossack (seated) was born in 1872 and his son Donald was born in 1899 so I'd guess that this picture dates sometime between 1925 and 1935. James was the second cousin to my great grandfather Donald aka Daniel Hossack shown in picture #267. They look quite similar.
Anonymous comment added on 24 May 2011
The Donald Hossack pictured is my father. Ive had this picture all my life, and because he died when I was 3 years of age, and I left Cromarty then, I can not remember my father. It is very nice to know I am related to so many Hossacks. I am at present in the Royal Hospital Chelsea (Chelsea Pensioner). I was born in 1935, in the Big Vennel, Cromarty. I would love to hear from any Cromarty, Hossack who might be related to me or not. Also any photos would be appreciated.
Added by Donald Hossack (Don) on 19 June 2011
hi there ime wondering if any of the men above are relations to Mary hossack (albeit on the male line as she was born considerably earlier)and married into the Ross family.
Added by Lynne on 25 May 2012
Hello there, I have photographs of several Hossacks including Margaret, Hugh (in army uniform )Grace, William (in navy uniform) A wedding party (Mr & Mrs James Hossack, Willie Hossack & Friend) also Margaret Hossack in Inverness. From the album it appears Margaret married a Mr Nisbet in London and they travelled to NZ via Paris, Venice, Pompei & La Linea, Spain. I believe this is the descendants of James Hossack, master cartwright of Chalkhill (1871) and Davidston Farm (1891)
Added by Mike Cameron on 03 July 2012
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