Nethergate, Dundee - Ref: WC0486
This Alexander Wilson photograph shows the south side of Dundee's Nethergate at the junction with Union Street, which leads right and south to the railway Station. The twin spires in the distant east are the Town House and St Paul's Cathedral.
Albion House was a department store belonging to William Philip. Among the products sold were costumes, prints and millinery. On the next corner, at the junction with Whitehall Street, were Draffen & Jarvie, and opposite them, 'Our Sons' (Thomas Young).
'At this establishment the study of the proprietor is to supply the best class of goods only at the lowest possible cash prices' says his advertisement in the Dundee Directory for 1896-97. 'Comparison of both quality and price is the only true test'.
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.