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Fishwife in Calton

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Fishwife in Calton

A woman selling fish from a barrow in Tobago Street in Calton in the early 20th century.

Fish sellers were a common sight in Calton's streets. At one point there were so many operating from barrows in and around the Gallowgate that there was a close there known as "Herring Close".

Reference: 140.78.274

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

boys, children, closes, dairies, fish barrows, fish merchants, fish sellers, fishwives, street traders, streetscenes, tenements, women

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