Sunday, 27 February 2022

Famous Scot's Cigarette Cards (1933) Part 1

 Famous Scot's part 1 is a video slideshow I made for YouTube featuring a collection of cigarette trading cards released in 1933 by Mitchells Cigarettes. Mitchells was a brand of Imperial Tobacco having merged with them in 1901. The set was to celebrate many of Scotlands most famous sons and daughters.

The following images are included in part 1 of this video, they include

Allan Ramsey born in Leadhills, Lanarkshire was a poet, playwright,
publisher librarian and impresario of enlightenment Edinburgh.
15 October 1686 - 7 January 1758 aged 71

Annabella Drummond was born in Stobhall Nr Perth, she
 was Queen Consort of Scotland, Marrying Robert the III
in 1367. She died at Scone Abbey, Perthshire, Scotland.
c1350 - October 1401 aged 51

David Hume, born in Edinburgh was a enlightenment philosopher, historian,
economist, librarian and essayist. He died in
Edinburgh, Scotland.
7 May 1711 - 25 August 1776 aged 65

David Leslie, 1st Lord Newark was a Cavalry Officer who fought
for Sweden in the 30 years War, he was to return to Scotland as the
Bishops War was ending, he also took up arms in the English and
Scottish Civil Wars.
c1600 - c1682 aged 81 -82

Admiral Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan born in Dundee was
a British admiral who defeated the Dutch Fleet off the coast of Camperdown,
Holland on the 11October 1797. He died at Cornhill-on-Tweed,
Northumberland, England.
1 July 1731 - 4 August 1804 aged 73

Field Marshall Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig was born in Edinburgh. He
was a senior British Army officer who commanded the British Expeditionary
Force on the Western Front in World War I from 1915 until the wars end.
He died at 21 Prince's Gate, London, England.
19 June 1861 - 29 January 1928 aged 66

George Buchanan, born in Killearn, Stirlingshire was a historian and
humanist scholar. He died in Edinburgh.
February 1506 - 28 September 1582 aged 76

John Graham of Claverhouse, 1st Viscount Dundee, born in Glen Ogilvie,
Angus was a soldier, nobleman, tory and episcopalian. He died at Killiecrankie,
Perthshire, Scotland.
21 July 1648 - 27 July 1689 aged 41

James 1st was born in Dunfermline Abbey. He was King of Scotland from
4 April 1406 until he was assassinated at Blackfriars, Perth in a failed coup
by his uncle Walter Stewart, Earl of Atholl.
25 July 1394 - 21 February 1437 aged 42

James Thomson was a poet and playwright, who wrote the lyrics to
"Rule, Britannia!" He died in Richmond upon Thames, England.
11 September 1700 - 27 August 1748 aged 47

Jane Gordon nee Maxwell, Duchess of Gordon was born at Myrton Castle, Wigtown.
She was a Tory hostess who with her husband Alexander and sonGeorge founded
the Gordon Highlanders Infantry Regiment. She died at
Piccadilly, London.
c1748 - 14 April 1812 aged 53 - 54

Anne Macintosh was the first female to hold the rank of Colonel
in Scotland and also a military leader during the Jacobite rising of 1745.
She died in Leith, Scotland.
c1723 - c1784 aged 60-61

Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine was born in Edinburgh and became
a lawyer and politician. He was Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain between 
1806 - 1807. He died in Almondell, Scotland.
10 January 1750 - 17 November 1823 aged 73

George Augustus Eliot, 1st Baron Heathfield born at Stobs Castle,
Roxburghshire. He was a British Army Officer who was most notable for
commanding the Gibraltar garrison during the siege of
Gibraltar 1779 - 1783. He died in Aachen, Germany.
25 December 1717 - 6 July 1790 aged 72

James Graham, 1st Marquis of Montrose was a nobleman, soldier, poet,
lord lieutenant, viceroy and general captain of Scotland. He
died by hanging at Mercat Cross, Edinburgh, Scotland.
25 October 1612 - 21 May 1650 aged 37

Mary Stuart, Mary Queen of Scots was born at Linlithgow Palace, she
was Queen of Scotland from 14 December 1542 until she was forced
to abdicate on the 24 July 1567. She Died in Fotheringhay Castle,
Northamptonshire, England.
8 December 1542 - 8 February 1587 aged 44

Robert Burns also known as Rabbie Burns was born in Alloway,
Ayrshire. He was a poet and lyricist and is considered Scotlands Greatest
Scot. Burns Night is celebrated annually on his birthday. he died
in Dumfires, Scotland.
25 January 1759 - 21 July 1796 aged 37

Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh. He was known as a 
novelist, essayist, poet and travel writer, some of his most famous
include Treasure Island, Kidnapped and strange case of Dr Jekyll
Mr Hyde. He died at Vailima, Samoa.
13 November 1850 - 3 December 1894 aged 44

Robert 1 of Scotland, Robert the Bruce was born in Turnberry Castle,
Ayrshire. He was King of the Scots from 25 March 1306 until 7 June 1329.
He is a national hero who led the Scots in the First War of Scottish
Independence against England. He died at the Manor of
Cardross, Dunbartonshire, Scotland.
11 July 1274 - 7 June 1329 aged 54

Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet was born in Kirriemuir. He
was a novelist and playwright famous for the work of Peter Pan.
He died in London, England.
9 May 1860 - 19 June 1937 aged 77

Sir John Moore born in Glasgow was also known as Moore of Corunna, he
was best known for his military training reforms and death at the Battle of
Corunna, Galicia, Spain.
13 November 1761 - 16 January 1809 aged 47

Sir Ralph Abercromby was born in Menstrie. He was a soldier and
politician who served at MP for Clackmannanshire, Commander in Chief,
Ireland and Governor of Trinidad. He died at Alexandria, Egypt.
7 October 1734 - 28 March 1801 aged 66

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet was a noted novelist, poet, playwright and
historian who was born in Edinburgh. He died at Abbotsford, Scotland.
15 August 1771 - 21 September 1832 aged 61

Sir William Wallace was born in the village of Elderslie, Renfrewshire, he was a
Knight who along with Andrew Moray lead the Scottish Army in
defeating the English at the Battle of Stirling Bridge, during the First
war of Scottish Independence. He was hung, drawn and quartered for
high treason by the English. He Died in London, England.
c1270 - 23 August 1305 aged 34-35

Tobias George Smollett was born in Dalquhurn, part of modern day Renton.
He was a poet and author famous for the novels, The Adventures of Roderick
Random,  The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle and The Expedition
of Humphry Clinker. He died in Leghorn, Tuscany.
19 March 1721 - 17 September 1771 aged 50

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