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Thomas Annan (1829-1887), Photographer

Artist associated with 44 portraits
Thomas Annan was a Scottish photographer who utilised many photographic processes throughout his career. He made portrait and architectural photographs with equal ability, but is primarily remembered for his studies of the alleys and tenement buildings of Glasgow. The Old Closes & Streets of Glasgow (1868-71), a classic of documentary photography, has gone through multiple editions in albumen print, carbon print and photogravure portfolio, and book forms. He was the founder of the firm T. & R. Annan & Sons, and was the father of J. Craig Annan, also a noted photographer.

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Ax17273

David Octavius Hill

by Thomas Annan
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
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John Graham-Gilbert

by Thomas Annan
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG Ax39904

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Thomas Barclay

by Thomas Annan
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-mid 1870s
NPG Ax39935

Ax39943

Henry Glassford Bell

by Thomas Annan
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-mid 1870s
NPG Ax39943

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Robert Buchanan

by Thomas Annan
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG x4856

Ax39925

John Kerr

by Thomas Annan
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG Ax39925

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Horatio McCulloch (Macculloch)

by Thomas Annan
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax39843

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Sir (Joseph) Noël Paton

by Thomas Annan
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s
NPG x128647

Ax7561

Sir (Joseph) Noël Paton

by Thomas Annan
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s
NPG Ax7561

Ax39916

Harry Rainy

by Thomas Annan
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s-mid 1870s
NPG Ax39916

Ax17271

Sir (Joseph) Noël Paton

by Thomas Annan
albumen carte-de-visite, 1866
NPG Ax17271

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Sir (Joseph) Noël Paton

by Thomas Annan
albumen carte-de-visite, 1866
NPG Ax39841

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John Caird

by Thomas Annan
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1860s-early 1870s
NPG x5006

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Sir William Stirling-Maxwell, 9th Bt

by Thomas Annan
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG x45089

Ax39907

Robert Gillan

by Thomas Annan
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG Ax39907

Ax39937

(William John) Macquorn Rankine

by Thomas Annan
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1870s
NPG Ax39937

Ax7278

David Livingstone

by Thomas Annan
albumen print, 1864
NPG Ax7278

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Thomas Barclay

by Thomas Annan
carbon print, published 1871
NPG Ax27838

Ax27839

John Veitch

by Thomas Annan
carbon print, published 1871
NPG Ax27839

Ax27841

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

by Thomas Annan
carbon print, published 1871
NPG Ax27841

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