Highland Types: Images of Highlanders, as seen by Outsiders.

John Brown, by GW Wilson, Aberdeen. The iconic Highlander, at least in the eyes of Queen Victoria.
John Brown, by GW Wilson, Aberdeen. The iconic Highlander, at least in the eyes of Queen Victoria.
"Habit of a Gentleman in the Highlands of Scotland in 1745." A beautifully handcoloured print by Thomas Jeffery, from his "Collection of Dresses of Different Nations, Ancient & Modern", published between 1757 - 1772.
"Habit of a Gentleman in the Highlands of Scotland in 1745." A beautifully handcoloured print by Thomas Jeffery, from his "Collection of Dresses of Different Nations, Ancient & Modern", published between 1757 - 1772.
From the smae set, "Habit of a Lady in the Highlands of Scotland in 1745."
From the smae set, "Habit of a Lady in the Highlands of Scotland in 1745."
The Highland Queen. Thomas Jeffery again, "Habit of Mary Queen of Scots in 1570."
The Highland Queen. Thomas Jeffery again, "Habit of Mary Queen of Scots in 1570."
The Highland Chietain: MacLeod of Macleod, surveying all that he owns.
The Highland Chietain: MacLeod of Macleod, surveying all that he owns.
The Highland Child. "Scotland" from a set of four fine mezzotints of National children, by W. Barnard, published March 1800.
The Highland Child. "Scotland" from a set of four fine mezzotints of National children, by W. Barnard, published March 1800.
Another national image, the Scottish flag, held by a child. An original watercolour by George Cruikshank. One of two such images, the other showing a child with the English flag.
Another national image, the Scottish flag, held by a child. An original watercolour by George Cruikshank. One of two such images, the other showing a child with the English flag.
"The Highland Lassie".  A B.B. postcard sent in 1908.
"The Highland Lassie". A B.B. postcard sent in 1908.
"Peasant Girl of Mull". In 1849 Gavarni wrote Sketches of Scottish Character for the Illustrated London News. "The Highland girl...crossing a mountain stream, may be considered a specimen of the strong women of the island [Mull]."
"Peasant Girl of Mull". In 1849 Gavarni wrote Sketches of Scottish Character for the Illustrated London News. "The Highland girl...crossing a mountain stream, may be considered a specimen of the strong women of the island [Mull]."
The Highland Shepherd, by William Pyne from "The Costume of Great Britain" published by William Miller, 1805.
The Highland Shepherd, by William Pyne from "The Costume of Great Britain" published by William Miller, 1805.
A similar, though not identical image can be found in Pyne's "World in Miniature" series vol. IV, published by Ackermann in 1827.
A similar, though not identical image can be found in Pyne's "World in Miniature" series vol. IV, published by Ackermann in 1827.
Another Shepherd, an original drawing, artist unknown.
Another Shepherd, an original drawing, artist unknown.
The Highland Croter, with his Caschroim, or cras-crom, described as "an ancient and rude instrument of agriculture...a crooked stick shod with iron, with a small projecting bar to rest the foot upon." (1862 Chambers' Encyclopaedia).
The Highland Croter, with his Caschroim, or cras-crom, described as "an ancient and rude instrument of agriculture...a crooked stick shod with iron, with a small projecting bar to rest the foot upon." (1862 Chambers' Encyclopaedia).
"Highland Drover", one of five fine lithograph portraits of Scottish types by W Simson, published by J Gellatly, Edinburgh.
"Highland Drover", one of five fine lithograph portraits of Scottish types by W Simson, published by J Gellatly, Edinburgh.
"Deer Stalkers" by W Simson (1798 - 1847).
"Deer Stalkers" by W Simson (1798 - 1847).
"Highland Gillie" by W Simson. These studies were lithographed by William's brother, George.
"Highland Gillie" by W Simson. These studies were lithographed by William's brother, George.
"Peat Digger" by W Simson.
"Peat Digger" by W Simson.
A Highland fisherman, poised to spear a salmon. An original watercolour by John Henry Mole, titled "Study."
A Highland fisherman, poised to spear a salmon. An original watercolour by John Henry Mole, titled "Study."
"Bird Catching from Above". The diet on islands like St Kilda included Gull.
"Bird Catching from Above". The diet on islands like St Kilda included Gull.
"Bird Catching from Below." One of a  pair of engravings by Edward Orme, dated 1813.
"Bird Catching from Below." One of a pair of engravings by Edward Orme, dated 1813.
Highland Ostler, possibly gamekeeper. Detail from a photograph by John Ewan, Braemar.
Highland Ostler, possibly gamekeeper. Detail from a photograph by John Ewan, Braemar.
Highland Carter. Photographer and place unknown.
Highland Carter. Photographer and place unknown.
Transport of a different sort. Railway worker?? Photograph by D. Whyte, Inverness.
Transport of a different sort. Railway worker?? Photograph by D. Whyte, Inverness.
The Highland Piper. An original pencil drawing signed 'E.M.' and dated 1838.
The Highland Piper. An original pencil drawing signed 'E.M.' and dated 1838.
"This represents old Geordy Sime, a Famous Piper in his time." One of John Kay's lovely Edinburgh portraits, dated 1789.
"This represents old Geordy Sime, a Famous Piper in his time." One of John Kay's lovely Edinburgh portraits, dated 1789.
"The Fiddler of Glenbirnie". Another portrait by John Kay, possibly of Neil Gow.
"The Fiddler of Glenbirnie". Another portrait by John Kay, possibly of Neil Gow.
The Highland Soldier. An original watercolour after, or for a cigarette card.
The Highland Soldier. An original watercolour after, or for a cigarette card.
"Militaires Ecossais." Two Scottish soldiers, an engraving by Vernet, engraved by Debucourt. Seemingly off for a picnic.
"Militaires Ecossais." Two Scottish soldiers, an engraving by Vernet, engraved by Debucourt. Seemingly off for a picnic.
Certainly a Highland type. Who, or what unknown.  A James Ewing photograph, Aberdeen and Braemar.
Certainly a Highland type. Who, or what unknown. A James Ewing photograph, Aberdeen and Braemar.
The French view of the Highlander. A cartoon by 'Cham'.
The French view of the Highlander. A cartoon by 'Cham'.
To finish with, three group images. Here, on an 1893 Arbucle  Coffee trade card, iconis Highland activities: putting the shot, golf, sword dance, and curling.
To finish with, three group images. Here, on an 1893 Arbucle Coffee trade card, iconis Highland activities: putting the shot, golf, sword dance, and curling.
A lovely image by Charles Reid, the Wishaw  photographer who specialised in animal subjects.
A lovely image by Charles Reid, the Wishaw photographer who specialised in animal subjects.
Tea, that iconic Highland institution. The phrase "Yer'll hav had yer tea...?" springs to mind!
Tea, that iconic Highland institution. The phrase "Yer'll hav had yer tea...?" springs to mind!
A Highland Crofter
A Highland Crofter
An iconic portrait, from a Valentine's Series.

I am posting this photo album page of Highlanders, as seen by those visiting from outside. What one might call iconic images. It is a chance for me to share with you items from my collection that might not fit into other categories. To the outsider, the Highlands conjured up some very definite images: the shepherd, the piper, the Highland lassie, etc.