The family in this photograph seems to be enjoying ample privacy and personal space at their secluded cottage. I searched online for pictures of old houses in the area around Forres, a town in northern Scotland, but didn’t see one that looked exactly like this one. Maybe the house still stands, and maybe someone visiting this page will recognize it. I hope so!
The cabinet card was made by photographer John Wood Henry (1861-1918). Lettering at the bottom indicates that his studio was in “Forres, N.B.” (North Britain).
Hmm, witches on the heath? Suddenly, privacy and isolation don’t sound quite so appealing….
I hope this family stayed at their charming cottage and didn’t go roaming around the heath any more than necessary (for exercise).
(To see a large scan of the house [3 mb] in a separate tab, click here.)
Enjoy your time at home, everyone!