Image
Image Description Thomas Williamson, coal carver, posing next to a balustrade in dark jacket and light trousers with pill box style hat
Produced By

Turnbull Photographer

Museum Accession Number FIFER:2015.0010
Measurement Line 100 × 65 ()
Object Name photograph
Collection Photograph
Association Name

Thomas Williamson

Historical Background

Donated by one of his descendants, this is the only photograph we have of Thomas Williamson. A stonemason from East Wemyss, Williamson worked under the patronage of the Wemyss family to produce a variety of items using parrot coal. Found locally, this unusual material has a marble like quality. A table carved by Williamson was exhibited at the Great Exhibition in London in 1851. You can see a beautiful chair by him, from a set of table, two chairs and a mirror, on show in Kirkcaldy Galleries.