High Street, Dundee

High Street, Dundee - Ref: WC0294

John B. Hurrie's drapery business (in "Whitehall House") stands at the corner of Whitehall Street and the Nethergate; High Street leads eastwards into the distance. To the extreme left is a steam tram car - these were introduced in the city in 1885.

The photograph matches entries in the Dundee Directory between 1887 and 1889. Miss J. Stewart's baby linen warehouse was at No. 6, James Duncan jun., the 'flesher' [= butcher] was No. 8, and K. & C. Miller's fancy repository was at No. 12.

John Scrymgeour the baker at No. 2 Nethergate (i.e. away to the left of the photograph) is listed as living at No. 4 Whitehall Street and at McIvoer Cottage, West Newport.

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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