High Street, Dundee

High Street, Dundee - Ref: WC0270

The magnificent Town House building dominates this photograph of the southern side of Dundee High Street, which reads from east to west from left to right.

Henry Adams the 'world-famed' glove maker at No. 5 is the subject of a portrait in The Piper O' Dundee of 2 October 1889 (pp. 498-500); he had arrived in the city from Yeovil, Somerset, in 1852.

His obituary (which seems to have depended heavily on the Piper article for its information) was printed on 11 January 1890. He was succeeded by his son, George Rough Adams, who lived until 1940.

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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