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Moss Side Cottage, Crossmyloof

Moss Side Cottage at Crossmyloof, photographed by Duncan Brown.

This picturesque cottage has a thatched roof and whitewashed walls, while the well-tended garden is enclosed by sturdy fence round it. A woman is sitting on bench in the lane.

Duncan Brown (1819-1897) was a talented amateur photographer whose work documented aspects of Glasgow life from the 1850s until the 1890s. He may have visited Crossmyloof in the company of Hugh MacDonald, who described the village as: "a finely situated little hamlet, composed principally of plain and unpretending houses ... occupied chiefly by families of the operative class. A considerable number of the humble edifices, however, have garden-plots attached to them ... and it is well known that both here and at Strathbungo many of the handloom weavers are celebrated growers of tulips, pansies, dahlias, and other floricultural favourites. Florist clubs, also, exist among them, which meet regularly for the examination of choice flowers, and for discussing the best means of rearing them to perfection".

Reference: 18

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow School of Art Archives

Keywords:
benches, fences, flowers, gardens, lanes, Rambles Round Glasgow, thatched cottages, villages, women



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