Shuttle Row, 1920’s


1920s US cigarette card

This recognisable photo is of course Shuttle Row at Blantyre Works, down the Village.

Taken in the 1920’s, this was a time before it became a museum, before any great renovation. The photo is actually 3 photos stitched together obtained from an American cigarette card. You can just about see the joints at either end, which were joined together to form the necessary panorama.

Makes me wonder if US smokers paid much attention to this photo of a far off building, which had seen far better days.

Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said:

Marian Maguire My mother in laws family lived there when they came from Ireland but had to leave when it was made into a museum.
Maria Pedersen My grandad was born there in 1896.

Leave a Reply