‘Memorial Catalogue of the Old Glasgow Exhibition 1894’ (1896)

This was an exhibition that covered every part of Glasgow life. There were paintings of every eminent person and lithographs of scenery around the city, which has changed considerably as you can see. There were also daily use household objects exhibited. It was designed to give visitors an all-round view of Glasgow life from the past to their present.

 

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‘Memorial Catalogue of the Old Glasgow Exhibition 1894’, Glasgow Inst. of the Fine Arts (1896), Front Cover.

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‘Memorial Catalogue of the Old Glasgow Exhibition 1894’, Glasgow Inst. of the Fine Arts (1896), Flyleaf opposite Publisher’s Page.

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‘Memorial Catalogue of the Old Glasgow Exhibition 1894’, Glasgow Inst. of the Fine Arts (1896), Publisher’s Page.

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‘Memorial Catalogue of the Old Glasgow Exhibition 1894’, Glasgow Inst. of the Fine Arts (1896), Title Page.

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‘Memorial Catalogue of the Old Glasgow Exhibition 1894’, Glasgow Inst. of the Fine Arts (1896), Printed by William Hodge & co., Glasgow.

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‘Memorial Catalogue of the Old Glasgow Exhibition 1894’, Glasgow Inst. of the Fine Arts (1896), Preface, p.v.

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‘Memorial Catalogue of the Old Glasgow Exhibition 1894’, Glasgow Inst. of the Fine Arts (1896), Committee List, p.vi.

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‘Memorial Catalogue of the Old Glasgow Exhibition 1894’, Glasgow Inst. of the Fine Arts (1896), Plan of the Galleries, p.xiv.

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‘Memorial Catalogue of the Old Glasgow Exhibition 1894’, Glasgow Inst. of the Fine Arts (1896), Short Refrain Commemorating Captain Patoun, p.xx.
‘CAPTAIN ARCHIBALD PATOUN.
Born in Glasgow, 1733; died in Glasgow, 1807.
Artiste in “Glasgow Punch.” ‘

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So many of the pages are uncut, which makes the book feel far newer than it actually is. It’s a good thing separating uncut pages to me is like popping the foil on coffee or bubble wrap for others. I have a wee carved bone doodah to do it with.

 

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