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Glaswegians Photo Archive

The Glaswegians Photo Archive is a byproduct of the Cranhill Arts Project, the largest documentary photography project in Scotland; 30,000 photographs taken between 1989 and 1992. This online archive provides a selection of these photographs that are "a record of Glasgow through photographs of its people - their lives, habits, quirks and cultures." The images are organized into topical albums, such as "Things You Don't See Anymore" where aspects of Glasgow that have disappeared or been altered in the sixteen years since the photographs were taken are displayed. These lost Glaswegian sites include orange and black buses, smoking in pubs, and drinking alcohol in the street. Another album, "Deep Fried", portrays the Glaswegian diet: a baker with a tray of scones and women factory workers making sausages, filling meat pies, and packing ground meat into trays. In the set are also shots of men in the street eating chips from paper cones, and schoolboys queued up to buy sweets. Visitors can sign up for an account in order to tag photos, and with or without an account, it's possible to search or browse by existing tags.
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Date of Scout Publication
February 22nd, 2008
Date Of Record Creation
February 22nd, 2008 at 9:01am
Date Of Record Release
February 22nd, 2008 at 10:07am
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