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Taking the pledge

An open air temperance meeting on Glasgow Green, c 1900.

The great open spaces of Glasgow Green made it popular as the venue for mass rallies, meetings and demonstrations. The people in the foreground here are attending a temperance rally, raising their hands as they take the pledge not to drink alcohol. Crowds are gathered around other speakers in the background, where a Scottish Saltire flag is clearly visible.

Reference: TEMP.2039.479

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

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