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Union Street Looking East
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Union Street Looking East

Historic Photographs
David Oswald
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Union Street Looking East
Historic Photographs
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Union Street Looking East
An Adelphi Series postcard looking east down Union Street. Trams for Rosemount and Queen's Cross can be seen in the centre of the image.

The premises of Knowles & Son, fruit growers and importers, can be seen on the right at 77 Union Street. They moved into this shop, previously occupied by booksellers Messers Brown & Co. in 1893.

A sign for Sangster & Henderson's Warehouse is visible high up on the side of a building in the background and the 2nd statue of Queen Victoria is visible in its original location at the junction with St Nicholas Street.

The postcard is number 148 from the Adelphi Real Photographic Series.
Union Street
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Aberdeen Local Studies
Silver City Vault user Ed Fowler states that just after Knowles & Son is Hay & Lyall at 73 Union Street. The company was established in 1811 and operated until the 1910s. Hay & Lyall were carvers & gilders (to the Queen).

John Hay formed a partnership with George Washington Wilson, but this was eventually dissolved. Hay then co-founded the frame-making firm Hay & Lyall. The dealers in pictures and prints and makers of barometers and frame, were based at 2 Market Street & 73 Union Street and provided frames for most Aberdonian artists in the 2nd half of the 19th century.
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