John Annan

Glasgow Harbour, North-West Corner of South Pier, Princes Dock (September 1894)

About this artwork

This photograph is one of a series which charts the progress of the building of the Glasgow docks at the end of the nineteenth century, when the city was a centre for world trade and considered as the 'Second City of the Empire'. This image is a record of one of the stages of the construction work and demonstrates the pride which people took in the large-scale engineering works of the time.

John Annan

John Annan

John Annan was the older son of Thomas Annan and a member of the family firm of photographers. When their father, Thomas Annan died in 1887, he and his brother, J. Craig Annan divided the responsibilities. J. Craig Annan, specialised in portrait photography, and John took over the architectural photography.