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Football at Plantation

Burrell Collection Photo Library, 1955 Survey

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Football at Plantation

A crowd gathered to watch a football match at Plantation, 1955. The players in dark jerseys appear to be celebrating a goal.

The (mostly male) spectators are focused on the game, while in the foreground a couple of women pass by with prams. The tenements in the background provide their inhabitants with a bird's-eye view of the match. Other spectators are perched on top of a high wall separating the tenement back courts from the football pitch.

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: 1005.97.63 / OG.1955.121.[64]

Reproduced with the permission of the Partick Camera Club

Keywords:
backcourts, children, crowds, football pitches, football players, girls, Glasgow Photographic Survey 1955, prams, tenements, women



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