About the Curator


Hey there! My name is Natasha McNeil-Beckett. I am a first year undergraduate student majoring in History. After spending time in Kevin’s 1050 class, I have gained a new appreciation for not only Scottish tourism but how it has impacted the ephemera produced of it’s time.

Through the study of postcards and their use as a historical source, I have learned how the postal service advanced in 19th century Britain, along with the representation of people, places and stereotypes at the time. Postcards in a lot of ways reflect modern day social media, which in my opinion, made examining them relevant as well as an attractive topic to study even in the digital age.

The postcard you will be looking at today is just as important as it was when it was created, sold and distributed. Whether your interest is routed from a sentimental connection, or a research and collectors perspective, you will find this exhibit to be especially informative.

If you would like to expand your know-how, as I have, continue to the next section to discover Castle Milk, Lockerbie.

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