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Boys of all ages

Boys of All Ages at Queen's Park boating pond in 1955.

In the foreground, a number of boys and men watch as a man crouches at the water's edge having just launched his model yacht. Another yacht is about to be launched further to the right. The boating pond was built in 1905 and in 2004, almost 100 years later, model boats are still being launched on the pond.

In 1955 Partick Camera Club set out to create a photographic survey of Glasgow. As the project progressed, other camera clubs joined and each was allocated a district of the city to photograph. Glasgow Museums exhibited the photographs at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and at the People's Place, and in 1956 the exhibition was shown at the Palace of Art in Bellahouston Park. The photographs are now part of Glasgow Museums' collections.

Reference: 1005.97.21 / OG.1955.121.[20]

Reproduced with the permission of Partick Camera Club

Keywords:
boating ponds, boys, children, Glasgow Photographic Survey 1955, model boats, model yachts, parks, Queen's Park



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