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Stenlake Publishing - Old Glasgow and The Clyde – From the archives of T. & R. Annan


Old Glasgow and The Clyde – From the archives of T. & R. Annan



Author : Sandra Malcolm
ISBN : 9781840333596
Cover : paperback
Price : £20.95

Thomas Annan established his photography business in 1855, initially describing himself as a ‘calotype printer’, after the process used to make early photographic negatives. Within a matter of years he had become Glasgow’s pre-eminent commercial photographer. This stunning selection of photographs from the extensive company archive, records Glasgow city life and the development of shipping and commerce on the River Clyde over the century from the mid 1860s. The collection includes images from the relatively recent past as well as the Victorian heyday. There are classic views of medieval buildings on High Street, Gallowgate and the surrounding neighbourhood taken before the area was cleared in the 1860s alongside photographs of a thriving city centre in the era of trams and horse-drawn transport. A chapter on Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Kate Cranston recalls the collaboration between these legendary figures, while the buildings and interiors they worked on are beautifully captured in T. & R. Annan’s photographs. Later chapters are filled with nostalgic images of the Clyde in the era of steam and sail as well as later views of the shipbuilding boom years including a view along a bustling Broomielaw taken in 1901 with the tower of the sailor’s home visible at the far end.

Old Glasgow and The Clyde – From the archives of T. & R. Annan
£20.95
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