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View from Yorkhill Basin, 1955

Burrell Collection Photo Library, 1955 Survey

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View from Yorkhill Basin, 1955

A Sunday afternoon at the Yorkhill Basin, 1955.

The photographer has captured the view south, with the cranes of Harland & Wolff's Govan yard looming in the background.

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: 1005.97.33 / OG.1955.121.[32]

Reproduced with the permission of Partick Camera Club

cranes, docks, Glasgow Photographic Survey 1955, Harland & Wolff, quays, River Clyde, ships, shipyards, Yorkhill Basin, Yorkhill Quay

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