Nethergate, Dundee

Nethergate, Dundee - Ref: WC0483

This photograph by Alexander Wilson shows the south side of Dundee's Nethergate, with the junction into Union Street (leading southwards to the railway station) just visible to the left.

Russell's Royal Hotel stands at that junction. Their advertisement in the Dundee Directory for 1896-97 says they were 'personally patronised by the Royal family' and offer services like 'Continental Languages spoken' and a French Chef de Cuisine.

The large 'Teeth' sign is an advertisement for the firm G. Sime & Co., at No. 64, while J. D. Cameron extracted teeth 'painlessly' at No. 68. James Watson, listed as an East India agent, importer and dealer in teas and oriental fancy goods' was at No. 66.

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.

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