High Street, Dundee

High Street, Dundee - Ref: WC0278

The Clydesdale Bank building (to plans by William Spence and opened in 1876) stands at the eastern edge (and left) of this photograph of the south side of Dundee's High Street.

The scene is clearly dominated by the Town House, which housed small shops in 'The Pillars' arcade which at this time included James Bruce the confectioner and J A Braithwaite, the tea merchant 'and coffee roaster'.

The No. 23 tram is headed for Ninewells, then a residential area at the west end of the city beyond Blackness. This photograph is interesting in that it shows someone carrying goods on a tray on his head.

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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