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Old closes and streets of Glasgow

January 17, 2017 Leave a comment Go to comments

Thomas Annan, a middle class commercial photographer, published a series of photographs, commissioned in 1868 by the City Improvement Trust. The photographs captured the conditions of Glaswegians at this time, where landlords squeezed them of their money gained through dangerous work where owners made so much. Today Glasgow is a very much different place, or so it seams.

Nothing much has changed except the workhouses are no more. Instead we have bars and restaurants of multinationals paying low wages whilst making millions of their own. Streets littered with their waste. So much for progress. The rich get richer and the poor……….

The full set of photographs taken can been seen on my Flickr site, urbanartist.

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