In order to preserve the rich heritage and flavour of Glasgow an online archive has been launched which showcases the pictures of Glasgow from the past to the present day. This picture archives is a lottery funded project to capture and treasure the moods and life’s of the Glasgow city.
With people contributing pictures of the city and life, there is a wide choice of pictures in this online archives, from the family photos to the historic city. These images dates back to the by gone era when photography was taken seriously rather than for fun. With the launch exhibition currently showing at the Bridge arts centre in Easterhouse, volunteers have begun staging “scanning days”, to record selected vintage snaps for a growing website collection.
The pictures of the Glasgow family album features a variety of images dating back more than a century. From the pictures of a sepia-tinted world, grocery shops to women under antique hair driers. You can find pictures from every mood and shade, its the gallery which offers you pictures of all kind related to Glasgow.
This Glasgow family album was launched on a budget of £50,000, with a heritage lottery fund grant of £41,300 and from the Glasgow community planning partnership. The project has even asked for contribution from people via e-mail, so this archive is for people, of people and by people. Its a initiative to keep the historic glory of Glasgow alive in the form of the pictures which narrates the different tinge of this city from its past to the present day city. There is also option for people to put in their views and comments about the picture. Also each photo is registered and includes a caption for that particular snap.
You can find pictures dating two to three generation back in this archives which helps people to have a peek to the past of the city. Being online this archives remains safe and easy for people to easily go and check those images, also they can contribute by sending in their family pictures or other snaps.
News Source – Scotsman
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