Close, No. 157 Bridgegate

Accession Number

Close, No. 157 Bridgegate

Thomas Annan

Artist Nationality
British (modern)

Object Creation Date
1868, printed circa 1978

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

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.

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Collection Area

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Urban life
alleys (streets)
closes (cathedral)
gas lamps
townscapes (built environment)
urban landscapes

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British Empire
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