People at Work

Photographs depicting people at work

Greenmarket, Dundee

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Greenmarket, Dundee - Ref: WC1077

This photograph from the Alexander Wilson collection shows the north-western section of an area to the south of Dundee's High Street known as the Greenmarket. Crichton Street runs to the High Street at the lefthand side.

James Maclean's china shop was at No. 3 Greenmarket, the Old Customs House (most likely dating from the early 18th century). His advertisement in the 1898/99 Dundee Directory uses the title 'Drummond Castle', but this is most likely a fiction.

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Greenmarket and Crichton Street, Dundee

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Greenmarket and Crichton Street, Dundee - Ref: WC1078

This photograph shows the northern part of an open space in Dundee known as The Greenmarket, with Crichton Street leading northwards to the High Street at the left, and Castle Lane leading east towards the Vault at the right.

G Brimner was the manager of the working men's dining rooms at No. 29 Crichton Street, and the furniture shop advertised was probably James Thomson, listed as a cabinetmaker at No. 21.

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Greenmarket, Dundee

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Greenmarket, Dundee - Ref: WC1080


This photograph by the Dundee-based Alexander Wilson shows the west side an open space known as The Greenmarket, with Dock Street running westwards at the left hand side towards the railway stations.

The Public Weigh House at No. 23 belonged to James Cowan jnr., one member of a family of salt merchants. The Working Men's Coffee and Dining rooms on the corner (No. 6 Dock Street) were managed by Peter M. Hossick, who lived at No. 4 Dock Street.

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Greenmarket, Dundee

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Greenmarket, Dundee - Ref: WC1081


This photograph by Alexander Wilson shows the south-eastern section of an area in Dundee known as The Greenmarket, at its junction with Shore Terrace, which ran east to west parallel to Dock Street.

No. 24 was Holliwell and Co., ironmongers, No. 26 James Cant, a bookseller, and the haircutting saloon at No.30 was Alfred McWalter. The bookseller department of Holliwell and Co., was at No. 32, with Mrs E. Cunningham, an outfitter at No. 36.

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Greenmarket and Crichton Street, Dundee

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Greenmarket and Crichton Street, Dundee - Ref: WC1082

This photograph from the Alexander Wilson collection shows the north-east corner of an open space in Dundee called The Greenmarket, with Crichton Street leading northwards to the High Street at the lefthand side and Castle Lane at the right.

James F. Croal, the grocer, is listed in the Dundee Directory as No. 24 Crichton Street and No. 2 Greenmarket, with Forbes Watson's The Criterion at Nos. 6 and 6a. D. Lowden's spirit stores were No. 8.

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Greenmarket and Shore Terrace, Dundee

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Greenmarket and Shore Terrace, Dundee - Ref: WC1083


The Crown Hotel, which stands on the corner of the latter, was run by Mrs E. Steel for two decades. The tobacconist and stationer next door was Mrs John Thomson (one of two such women listed in the Dundee Directory with that 'profession'.)

The hairdresser on Greenmarket was James Currie (at No. 30). He lived at No. 183 Overgate. To the left, the distinctive sloping circular roof of the Old Customs House can just be made out.

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Greenmarket, Dundee

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Greenmarket, Dundee - Ref: WC1085


This photograph from the Alexander Wilson collection shows Dundee's Greenmarket, viewed here from the south, with Crichton Street leading to the High Street at the left hand side.

Behind the rear wheel of the cart is James F. Croal's grocery. Behind the horse is D. Lowden's public house. In between (unseen) was Forbes Watson's Criterion restaurant.

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Greenmarket, Dundee

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Greenmarket, Dundee - Ref: WC1087


This Alexander Wilson photograph shows the east side of Dundee's Greenmarket, with the Exchange Coffee rooms at the eastern side of Shore Terrace at the right, and then the vague outline of the new Customs House on Dock Street at the far right.

The identifiable businesses are James Cant (bookseller at No. 26), Alfred McWalter's hair cutting saloon (No. 30), Holliwell & Co (booksellers at No. 32), Mrs E. Cunningham ('outfitter') at No. 36 and the Crown Hotel at No. 40.

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Greenmarket, Dundee

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Greenmarket, Dundee - Ref: WC1088


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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Greenmarket, Dundee

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Greenmarket, Dundee - Ref: WC1089

Dundee's Greenmarket was an open space to the south of the High Street and north of Dock Street and Shore Terrace. This Alexander Wilson photograph focuses on the western side, at the south end of Crichton Street (running to the right).

James McLean's chine stores occupied the Old Customs House, sometimes locally (and incorrectly) known as Drummond Castle. The northern tower has been demolished here, presumably to make way for the elegant block to the north.

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