A Thomas Annan photograph of a portrait of Alexander Graham (1791-1860). The painting was by Thomas Duncan (1807-1845).
Graham was a partner in William Graham & Co, the cotton manufacturer which built the Lancefield Spinning Mills. Alexander, one of four sons of the founder, became a prominent Liberal politician and campaigned against the Corn Laws.
The original painting was shown in an exhibition of notable Glasgow figures at the McLellan Galleries in 1868.
Reference: Mitchell Library, GC 920.041435 COR
Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning
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