A Thomas Annan photograph of a portrait of James Buchanan (1785-1857). The painting was by the French artist Eugene Deveria (1808-1865).
Buchanan was a Glasgow merchant was best known as the founder of the Buchanan Institution (established in 1859) in the former Greenhead House at 47 Greenhead Street in Bridgeton, to provide education and industrial training for the city's destitute boys. It became Greenview Special School.
Reference: Mitchell Library, GC 920.041435 COR
Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning
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