Nethergate, Dundee - Ref: WC0484
This photograph of the Nethergate in Dundee reads from east to west and left to right, with Union Street leading south towards the right hand side.
The large Moon, Langlands & Co. sign is misleading, since the department store of that name had long been taken over by Draffen & Jarvie. Dundee Central Library's Lamb Collection (box 26) has several sales catalogues from both shops.
James Rattray, the silversmith and jeweller at No. 32 founded in 1850, has survived to the present day (2000). An advertisement in the Dundee Directory of 1896-97 says 'contracts entered into for repairs and alternations of church and turret clocks'.
Alexander Wilson who took this photograph, was a supervisor in a Dundee jute mill for over 20 years. He bequeathed much of his collection and £50, to cover the costs involved, to the Free Library Committee of Dundee in 1923.