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> Great Collection Of Old Glasgow Photos, Google's glasgow Life Collection
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post 20th Apr 2009, 07:56pm
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I just found a great collection of photos from the LIFE photo archive hosted by Google. I hadn't seen a lot of them. The best one IMO are taken in the slums – the early and latter pages of the ten pages of Glasgow images.

Here's some of my favourites:

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Young girl holding small, dirty-faced little girl, in slum section of the city

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Candidate visiting a home of people living in slum section of the city

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Woman and child walking down street in slum section of the city

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Child playing in slum section of the city

(The descriptive words referring to 'slums' are from the collection, not me!) See all the Glasgow pix here:

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post 20th Apr 2009, 08:06pm
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Aw, those are brilliant, thanks for the link. I love the Rainy Day street scene...smile.gif


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post 20th Apr 2009, 08:19pm
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Well that's me away intae dreamland looking at those brilliant photos. Thank you. Your right often what is referred to as slums held the best loved of hard working people. Ah'd rather have those folk than the ones living in the posh houses any day. wub.gif
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post 20th Apr 2009, 08:26pm
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They are absolutely priceless. wub.gif
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post 20th Apr 2009, 08:28pm
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I've saw quite a few of them but lots more I haven,t Great stuff. But it really astounded me the first time I saw kids running around with no shoes. I really did not know that until I saw some of the old pictures. sad.gif
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post 20th Apr 2009, 08:35pm
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Murn , These are Brilliant , I could swear that is me by the middens in the back court


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post 20th Apr 2009, 08:53pm
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The photographer seems to be fascinated with alleys and lanes, as there are a lot of those kind of picture's and a lot of duplicates.

There were also a lot of old buildings in wide streets, but the photographer preferred to show Glasgow at it's worse.

Big change's in Glasgow now, but I wonder if any of these old slums still exist in other parts of Glasgow.
I do know that just off Baillieston Main Street, there is a building with the stairs running up the side of the building as shown in some of the picture's of Old Glasgow.




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post 20th Apr 2009, 09:26pm
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Heather I think a lot of them are taken from the Thomas Annan's 'Old Closes and Streets of Glasgow.

It would be nice if they told you the name of the streets recognized some of the Gorbals and Trongate
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post 20th Apr 2009, 09:42pm
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Murn, I did not recognise any of the place's in the picture's.

I didn't know the Gorbals and was only there once when I went to visit an Aunt and I was married by then.


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post 20th Apr 2009, 09:55pm
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I have a big lump in my throat! What memories these photos recall.
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post 21st Apr 2009, 06:36am
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Ah'm wi' you Rab on this one, I put my hands up to romanticising the old housing and streets right enough, it wasn't much fun I don't expect living in some of them but the wonderful memories of people who lived there at that time, how I loved them. The excitement of those Gorbals streets, the wee shops that had a thousand exciting smells. Ah'm so glad I have those memories. wub.gif Priceless.
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post 21st Apr 2009, 09:29am
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QUOTE (Melody @ 20th Apr 2009, 08:48pm) *
Ah'd rather have those folk than the ones living in the posh houses any day. wub.gif


Same here, at least there people had the time of day for each other.!



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post 21st Apr 2009, 07:30pm
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These photos ae fascinating, like Heather I was only in the Gorbals once and coulldn't believe what I saw. Did people really live in these conditions like in the pictures? It must have been a really hard life. I know - I lived a very sheltered life both in the Borders and then in Glasgow.
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post 21st Apr 2009, 10:17pm
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QUOTE (GG @ 20th Apr 2009, 10:25pm) *


The photographs are fantastic. Unmistakably old Glasgow. The slum photographs on the early pages certainly look like the photographs of Thomas Annan of the wynds and closes around High Street, Trongate, Saltmarket, Bridgegate, Gallowgate and Gorbals Main Street from 1868.

I particularly enjoyed the photographs of the Gorbals taken by Mark Kauffman in 1948 on pages 9 and 10 which include the photos of the Labour Party candidate Alice Cullen campaigning in the Glasgow Gorbals Parliamentary Constituency during the famous by-election of 1948.


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post 21st Apr 2009, 10:31pm
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As much as I love these photies I hate them at the same time, its horrible to think that people lived in such dire straights
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