High Street, from College Open

Made:
1868 in High Street
photographer:
Thomas Annan

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'High Street, From College Open', 1868 A photograph of the High Street in Glasgow, taken by Thomas Annan (1829-1887), in 1868
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A photograph entitled 'High Street, from College Open', taken by Thomas Annan in 1868. The photograph shows the busy High Street in Glasgow, a pawnbroker's shop can be seen on the left. Trongate steeple is just visible in the distance. College Open was part of Glasgow University and was situated off the High Street, which started at the east end of Glasgow.

A photograph entitled 'High Street, from College Open', taken by Thomas Annan in 1868.

The photograph shows the busy High Street in Glasgow, a pawnbroker's shop can be seen on the left. Trongate steeple is just visible in the distance.

College Open was part of Glasgow University and was situated off the High Street, which started at the east end of Glasgow. The University eventually moved to the west of the city.

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:
1987-5201/4
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
National Media Museum, Bradford

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