Ancestral portraits from the early 20th Century
The Scottish Highlander Photo Archive (SHPA) is a searchable online database of photographic portraits, mostly taken in Scotland but featuring people from all over the world, with, if it is available, basic information identifying them. The database enables Scottish expatriates who are interested in their family history to search the archive for family matches and purchase prints. There is also a photo library service for publishers who wish to use images in their magazines, books, or newspapers.
The bulk of the Archive consists of the photographic portraiture lifework of Andrew Paterson (1877-1948) and his son Hector G.N. Paterson (1904-1988), who operated their Inverness studio between 1895-1980. There are also many images submitted by contributors.
To see the most recent images uploaded, enter a full stop (.)
in the search panel, click on the last page and work backwards.
It is also possible for family genealogists to comment on,
identify people, or submit their own images
to the collection by e-mail.
The SHPA - helping you
to visualize your heritage.