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Backcourt with hens

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Backcourt with hens

A backland in Calton c 1916.

A woman is sitting at the foot of the stairs enjoying the sunshine that has penetrated the grey smog, while her children play in the street. Another child lies in a doorway behind. In the distance, two chickens are searching for something to eat among the cobbles as a couple of women swathed in shawls approach with a fourth child.

Reference: 140.77.116

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

atmospheric pollution, back stairs, backcourts, backlands, chickens, children, cobbles, hens, shawls, smog, women

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