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Close, No. 157 Bridgegate

Accession Number
1979/1.157

Title
Close, No. 157 Bridgegate

Artist(s)
Thomas Annan

Artist Nationality
British (modern)

Object Creation Date
1868, printed circa 1978

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print from original collodion negative on paper

Dimensions
11 5/8 in x 9 13/16 in (29.5 cm x 25 cm);14 5/16 in x 19 5/16 in (36.35 cm x 49.05 cm);11 5/8 in x 9 13/16 in (29.5 cm x 25 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Professor and Mrs. Robert Iglehart in honor of Professor Marvin Felheim

Subject matter
This photograph of "Close No. 157, Bridgegate," from the series The Old Streets and Closes of Glasgow, depicts the narrow and dirty urban street in Glasgow, Scotland. This photograph was made before scheduled demolition. Between 1868 and 1871, Annan documented the urban slums of Glasgow as part of the Glasgow Improvement Act of 1866. This particular print is a modern contact print from the original glass collodion, printed by Thomas Annan's grandson in Glasglow. 

Physical Description
This photograph of a narrow, urban street in Glasgow is one of a series of images that Thomas Annan created as part of a documentation project for the Glasgow Improvement Act of 1866.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Urban life
alleys
alleys (streets)
buildings
closes (cathedral)
gas lamps
lamp
streets
townscapes (built environment)
urban landscapes

1 Related Resource

British Empire
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)

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All Rights Reserved

On display