Low Green Street

Made:
1868 in Glasgow
photographer:
Thomas Annan

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'Low Green Street', 1868 A photograph of Low Green Street, Glasgow, taken by Thomas Annan (1829-1887) in 1868
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A photograph entitled 'Low Green Street', taken by Thomas Annan in 1868. The photograph shows Low Green Street in Glasgow, Steel Street can be seen on the left. The steeple of St Andrews parish church can be seen in the background.

A photograph entitled 'Low Green Street', taken by Thomas Annan in 1868.

The photograph shows Low Green Street in Glasgow, Steel Street can be seen on the left. The steeple of St Andrews parish church can be seen in the background.

In 1868 the City of Glasgow Improvement Trust approached Thomas Annan to take photographs of some of the slum areas of the city prior to demolition. The resulting images are some of the earliest examples of documentary photography.

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Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1987-5201/37
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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