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Glasgow: Municipal Buildings

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Glasgow (photographed)

  • Date:

    19th century (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Frith, Francis, born 1822 - died 1898 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Whole-plate albumen print from wet collodion glass negative

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case CUP1, shelf 8

Physical description

A albumen print mounted on grey card of the facade of a municipal building topped by a tower. There is a public square in the foreground populated by monuments.

Place of Origin

Glasgow (photographed)


19th century (photographed)


Frith, Francis, born 1822 - died 1898 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Whole-plate albumen print from wet collodion glass negative


height: 26.7 cm mount, width: 33.5 cm mount, height: 18.5 cm image, width: 28 cm image

Object history note

This photograph is from a collection of photographs formerly owned by Sir William Ingram

Descriptive line

Photograph by Francis Frith, 'Photograph by Francis Frith, 'Glasgow: Municipal Buildings', 19thC, albumen print', 19thC, albumen print

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Nickel, Douglas R. Francis Frith in Egypt and Palestine: A Victorian Photographer Abroad. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004.
Balsells, David, et al. Napper i Frith: Un viatge fotogràfic per la Ibèria del segle XIX. Barcelona : Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, 2007.
Lloyd, Valerie. "The Files of Francis Frith" in John Physick, ed., The V&A Album 2. London: Templegate Publishing, 1983. (In association with The Friends of the V&A).
van Haaften, Julia and Jon E. Manchip White. Egypt and the Holy Land in Historic Photograph: 77 Views by Francis Frith. New York: Dover, 1980.
Wilson, Derek. Francis Frith's Travels: A Photographic Journey Through Victorian Britain. London: J. M. Dent, 1985. (In association with the Francis Frith Collection).
Talbot, Joanna. Francis Frith. London: MacDonald & Co., 1985. (Masters of Photography Series).
Jay, Bill. Victorian Cameraman: Francis Frith's views of Rural England 1850 - 1898. Newton Abbot: David and Charles, 1973.



Subjects depicted

Monuments; Municipal buildings; Public squares


Photographs; Tourism & Travel; Scotland


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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