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Jamaica Street Glasgow

Jamaica Street Glasgow 1901

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Jamaica Street Glasgow 1901

2 mins United Kingdom

Jamaica Street was and still is one of Glasgow's busiest thoroughfares, and that's probably why Mitchell and Kenyon took their camera there in April 1901. Showman AD Thomas, who distributed this film, claimed that some 8,000 people saw it screened at the city's Grand Circus. Many of those will have been among the flood of workers in the concluding shot, apparently taken in another street.

The film illustrates a world in flux: many of the horse-drawn buses and carriages seen here would be replaced by electric trams a year later, in 1902. The traffic is almost nose-to-tail, but seems very orderly all the same.

Genres

Non-Fiction

Tags

Horse-drawn transport Hayrides Trams Street scenes Glasgow

Collection

Street Life Most Popular Free 2015

Released

1901

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

Mitchell and Kenyon

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