Close No. 101 High Street, Glasgow

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Close No. 101 High Street, Glasgow 1868 - 1871
  • Scottish Art
After the city passed an act through parliament to demolish the slums of central Glasgow in 1866, Thomas Annan was asked to record the buildings that were coming down. He worked in conditions as bad for photography as they were for humans and took only about thirty successful photographs in the three years he spent on the commission.

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When an individual or organisation employs an artist to execute a particular project, the process and the resulting work are termed a ‘commission’.



  • Acc. No. PGP 185.10
  • Medium Albumen print from wet collodion negative
  • Size 28.40 x 22.50 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1986