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Low Green Street, 1868

Low Green Street, 1868

Photographer: Thomas Annan (1829 - 1887)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1868

Shelfmark: L.R.404.g.8

Item number: 35

Length: 16.2

Width: 24

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Scottish photographer Thomas Annan's study of Low Green Street, earmarked for demolition and major reconstruction by an act of Parliament in 1866. Annan was commissioned by The City Improvement Trust to document these inner-city areas before they disappeared. 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."

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