John Harnage Scougall emigrated from England and came to Kincardine in 1874. In 1886 he married Charlotte Butler, and with her raised four children. According to his obituary in 1922, Scougall was “one of the most respected and popular figures in the district.” During his time in Kincardine, he was active within the community, served as the town clerk, and at one time even had a banking business. Scougall was also an amateur photographer with a keen eye, and he entered many of his photographs in contests. He won bronze medals at the Western Fair in London in 1895 and ‘96, and a silver medal at the Industrial Exhibition in Toronto in 1893. The Bruce County Museum holds roughly 2,000 glass plate photographic negatives taken by Scougall, and depicts daily life, architecture, industry and events in Kincardine at the turn of the 20th century.