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Saturday afternoon in Argyle Street, 1955

Burrell Collection Photo Library, 1955 Survey

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Saturday afternoon in Argyle Street, 1955

Looking east along Argyle Street on a Saturday afternoon, 1955. The shops on the left include Burton's and Fraser Sons. On this Saturday at least, traffic on the busy city centre street appears to have been remarkably light!

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: 1005.97.367 / OG.1955.121.[288]

Reproduced with the permission of the Partick Camera Club

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Burton, Fraser Sons, Glasgow Photographic Survey 1955, Saturdays, shoppers, shopping, shops, streetscenes, trams, women



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