Clothes Market, Foot of Saltmarket

Made:
1868 in Saltmarket
photographer:
Thomas Annan

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'Clothes Market, Foot of Saltmarket', 1868 A photograph of the clothes market situated on Glasgow Green at the foot of the Saltmarket in Glasgow
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A photograph entitled 'Clothes Market, Foot of Saltmarket', taken by Thomas Annan in 1868. The photograph shows the clothes market situated on Glasgow Green at the foot of the Saltmarket in Glasgow, the steeple of St. Andrews parish church can be seen in the distance.

A photograph entitled 'Clothes Market, Foot of Saltmarket', taken by Thomas Annan in 1868.

The photograph shows the clothes market situated on Glasgow Green at the foot of the Saltmarket in Glasgow, the steeple of St Andrews parish church can be seen in the distance.

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:
1987-5201/38
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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