This is Shuttle Row, Blantyre Works in 1897. Some 118 years ago, these fourteen people lined up outside the property to get their photo taken by the camera. Women and children hang out the upper windows, a cat plays nearby and the children stand in their bare feet on that ground, which looks so hard and muddy!
These are likely the families of weavers and miners. Perhaps you know of families who used to live at Shuttle Row before it became a museum in 1929.
The youngest kids are moving around a little too much for the photographer resulting in a blur. Thank you to Elizabeth Beckett in America for sharing this rare photo with Blantyre Project.