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The Lower Falls Of The Fender

The Lower Falls Of The Fender

Photographer: Wilson, George Washington

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1866

Shelfmark: 10370.cc.35

Item number: 6

Length: 10.3

Width: 7.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"In its short course of five miles, the Fender makes three picturesque falls - the first, or upper fall, about a mile from its mouth; the second, a short distance from its confluence; and the third, at its union with the Tilt, where it discharges its waters over a rocky chasm into the stream below. Near the point shown in this view is built an alcove in which is a stone, and upon it, if the foot is placed, a sound is distinctly conveyed to the ear like the rushing of many waters. This was shown to the poet Burns, when one time on a visit to the Duke of Athole, who was particularly impressed therewith."

Descriptive letterpress from the book 'Photographs of English and Scottish Scenery' by G W Wilson

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