A view of the International Exhibition of 1901 from the west. The Industrial Hall is on the left, with the new Art Gallery and Museum to the right. The popular switchback railway is in the foreground, running alongside the River Kelvin.
The trestle bridge on the left of the picture was built for the Exhibition. Overlooking it is Miss Cranston's Tea House. Kate Cranston ran a number of successful tea rooms in Glasgow and her Exhibition Tea House attracted much favourable comment for its tasteful decoration. The top floor was an open air tea garden, decorated with various plants. The Tea House hit the headlines when it burned down on 8 July but it was rebuilt.
Reference: Mitchell Library, GC 606.4 (1901)
Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries and Archives
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