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Bridges over the River Doon, Alloway

Introduction:
This is a group of views, taken from different angles, of two bridges built to take the Maybole road across the River Doon.
Image Rights Holder:
Glasgow City Council Libraries and Archives
Ref:
A034
Project:
646:The Thomas Annan Collection
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
170 x 120mm
What:
Photograph of bridges
Subject:
These prints are from albums compiled by Thomas Annan's firm. They did not appear in the published collections, although some were duplicated and advertised for sale from a catalogue of individual prints. No original negatives survive for any of them.
Who:
Robert Burns (author of poem)
Thomas Annan (1829-1887) (photographer)
When:
1855-1887 (working life of photographer)
Where:
The Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Background:
These prints are from albums compiled by Thomas Annan's firm. They did not appear in the published collections, although some were duplicated and advertised for sale from a catalogue of individual prints. No original negatives survive for any of them.
Description:
The 'auld brig' was built in the 15th century and has been repaired and preserved since the 19th century because of its associations with Robert Burns. It was immortalised in his poem 'Tam o' Shanter' as the place where Tam's horse, Maggie, lost her tail to the witches.