A backland in Calton c 1916.
A woman is sitting at the foot of the stairs enjoying the sunshine that has penetrated the grey smog, while her children play in the street. Another child lies in a doorway behind. In the distance, two chickens are searching for something to eat among the cobbles as a couple of women swathed in shawls approach with a fourth child.
Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums
atmospheric pollution, back stairs, backcourts, backlands, chickens, children, cobbles, hens, shawls, smog, women