Bell Street From High Street, 1868
Photographer: Thomas Annan (1829 - 1887)
Medium: Photographic print
Annan was commissioned by The City Improvement Trust to document the city's slums which were scheduled for demolition and regeneration by an act of Parliament in 1866.
In his introduction to 'The Old Closes And Streets Of Glasgow' William Young explains that this newly acquired right "to alter and reconstruct several of the more densely built areas of the city...would remove many old and interesting landmarks."