Thomas Fairbairn Glasgow Lithographs

Lithographs make me happy. I’ve collected a few but not many of them are coloured. I love the scenes depicted in these. They seem to give Glasgow a romantic air. The plan is to have them framed and up in the house but they’re pretty big so space will need to be found.


Lithograph 1 -Ladywell St. at the CathedralLadywell st. & Cathedral, T Fairbairn (1850).
Lithograph 2 - 77 SaltmarketWooden houses, Close 77 Saltmarket, T Fairbairn (1850).
Lithograph 3 - Drygate.Drygate, T Fairbairn (1849).
Lithograph 4 - Castle St.Castle st, Cathedral & Square Tower – Now Removed, T Fairbairn (1850).
Lithograph 5 - Mansion house, Main St. GorbalsCourt of Mansion house [likely Sir G Elphinstone’s], Main st [now Gorbals st], T Fairbairn (1848).


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  1. Hi Jenny, I have a friendly request…I would love to have an image of the Drygate lithograph for my great great grandfathers genealogy page. His name was George McCreadie and he passed away at 143 Drygate, Glasgow on December 31st 1884. I do not have any photos of him or his family, but this beautiful lithograph would mean a lot to me. Thanks for your consideration, Joy Thibodeau

    1. You’re welcome to use the image to whatever purpose you’d like, love. I obtain these things & information precisely so folk have access to what may very well end up lost. I’d ask in return for a wee nod to where the image came from but, besides that, please do make use of what you find here 🙏☺️

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