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.
- title: Glasgow Harbour, North-West Corner of South Pier, Princes Dock
- accession number: PGP R 828
- artist: John AnnanScottish (1862 - 1947)
- gallery: Scottish National Portrait Gallery(Print Room)
- object type: Photograph
- subject: Engineering and construction Harbours and quays
- materials: Platinum print
- date created: September 1894
- measurements: 30.2 x 39.2 cm
- credit line: Gift of Mrs. Riddell in memory of Peter Fletcher Riddell 1985
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.