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Elsie "Gallie" and others

B/w laser photocopy of photo of a group of people baiting lines at Embo. Man standing at left, boy standing, two women and two men sitting in front of a tall fence with a basket and bucket in front of them, and another woman standing and holding something that could be seaweed. Caption at bottom "Baiting Lines Highland Fishing Village" and on right side "Embo Village". On reverse: " Elsie "Gallie" centre?". Quality of copy is poor. On same sheet as 2007.181.04.
Picture added on 24 April 2008
Elsie "Gallie" was the mother of Iris Bonthrone(nee Fraser) 9 Terrace street Embo. There is a remarkable resemblance between Elsie in the photo and Iris as she is now.
I too knew Elsie aigh Gallie as the mother of Alastair, George and Iris Fraser of 9 Terrace Street, Embo. That being so this photo could not have been taken in 1890 as Elsie was only born in the early 1900s. This photo must have been taken in the late 1920s. Can someone not identify the other people in the photo? The boy and the woman sitting next to Elsie look so familiar but I can't put names to them.
Added by Kenneth Mackay ex Embo now South Africa on 21 November 2009
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