Saltmarket From London Street, 1885
Photographer: Thomas Annan & Sons
Medium: Photographic print
Annan was commissioned by The City Improvement Trust to document the inner city slum areas which were earmarked for demolition and reconstruction 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."