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'Old Pete', Ballure, Ramsey, Isle of Man

Date(s): c.1910

Creator(s): Cowen, George Bellett

Scope & Content: John Kinnish ('Old Pete') was born in 1839. He lived in a thatched cottage on the road into Ramsey at Ballure. After Hall Caine’s book ‘The Manxman’ was published, G.B. Cowen, the Ramsey photographer, was commissioned to take photographs to illustrate an American version. John Kennish, or as he was known by his nicknames ‘Jackie Hoodin’ or ‘Jackie Ballure’ was photographed as ‘Old Pete’ or Peter Quilliam and his cottage became the home of Hall Caine’s character.

Language: eng

Extent: photo format : 3.00 x 3.00

Item name: photograph

Collection: Photographic Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: PGN 04238

Subject tags : #MM100


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