A gas and electrical engineers shop at 20 Brunswick Street, 18 March 1913. An attractive range of light fittings are displayed in the window.
Sir John A Macdonald, first Prime Minister of Canada, was born in this building in 1815. His family emigrated to Kingston in Ontario five years later. He was articled to a law firm at the age of 15 and four years later had his own legal practice. He supported the Conservative Party, became a local councillor, and in 1844 he was elected the representative for Kingston in the Legislative Assembly of Canada. Macdonald was a strong supporter of the movement for a confederation of Britain's north American provinces and colonies and when the Dominion of Canada was established in 1867 he was appointed its first Prime Minister.
Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums
Conservative Party, electrical engineers, emigrants, gas engineers, lawyers, light fittings, Prime Ministers, shops