Nethergate, Dundee

Nethergate, Dundee (south side) - Ref: WC0440

This photograph of the south side of Dundee's Nethergate was taken by Alexander Wilson in around 1901. The towers in the distance are J. B. Hurrie's and Draffen & Jarvie's department stores, which stood at the north end of Union Street.

From the west (and right), the visible businesses are Mrs Farquharson, milliner, at No. 108, Thomas Murray & Sons, 'artists' colourmen, print sellers, carvers and gilders' (Dundee Directory) at Nos. 104-106 and Robert Macrae, the grocer, was at No. 102.

Alexander Mitchell, a tailor and clothier who lived at Nellville in Broughty Ferry, was at No. 100, James Hamilton, a boot merchant who lived at Gynack, Camphill in Broughty Ferry, at No. 98. Baxter's Wheel Depot (for cycles and motors) was No. 96.

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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