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January 25, 2016

Early Photographs of Streets of Glasgow from the late 19th Century

Created between 1868 and 1871 as part of a commission from the City of Glasgow Improvements Trust, the Fife-born photographer Thomas Annan's photographs of the working class areas of old Glasgow helped document the impoverished living conditions of the working class at the time.

High Street, 1868

Saltmarket, 1868

Saltmarket, Glasgow, 1868

High Street, 1878

High Street, 1868

Interior of Glasgow Cathedral

Main Street, Gorbals, 1868

Saltmarket, 1868


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