Recorded Talk: The TREE, the BIRD, the FISH, the BELL …and the PHOTOGRAPHER: Thomas Annan’s Glasgow

The photographer Thomas Annan (1829-1887) established his photographic business in Glasgow in 1857 and for the next thirty years documented the city at a time of exponential growth. His interest in the Second City of the Empire covered all areas: from the slum housing of the working classes and immigrants settled in the east end to the mansions and country houses of the wealthy landowners located in the suburbs. His photographs astutely recorded the city, its people and the social changes occurring during the second half of the nineteenth century.

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