Old Photograph J.M. Barrie Kirriemuir Scotland


Old photograph of J. M. Barrie, who was born on May 9, 1860, in Kirriemuir, Scotland. J.M. Barrie was a Scottish dramatist, best known for writing Peter Pan in 1904, or The Boy Who Would Never Grow Up. The son of Scottish weavers, he moved to London, England, to pursue his interest in becoming a playwright. There he met the Llewelyn Davies boys who inspired his masterpiece. Based on Barrie's enchanting characters, Disney created the animated classic, Peter Pan, in 1953.



Tour Scotland video of the J. M. Barrie memorial fountain in Kirriemuir, Scotland. This fountain which is no longer used as such is decorated with motifs drawn from the works of J. M. Barrie including Mary Rose, Peter Pan, The Boy David and the Window in Thrums. The Boy David holds a sling in one hand and a heavy sword in the other. Peter Pan is also given a sword. The inscription reads, " In memory of James M. Barrie, novelist and playwright, 1860 to 1937.

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