Glasgow International Exhibition, Kelvingrove Park, May-November 1901
Images from the photograph album of Thomas S. Boyd (1876-1966)

The 1901 Glasgow International Exhibition (architect, James Miller) was held on the banks of the River Kelvin, adjacent to the newly-completed Fine Art Gallery. Built on a grand scale, it was a resounding financial success. Apart from showcasing British technological prowess, other nations were represented, notably Russia and Canada. The visiting public had a choice of live entertainment, such as musical and sports events, a roller-coaster and gondola trips; as well as restaurants and tea-rooms. Attendance over the 6 months was 11½ million (more than double the population of Scotland).

Industrial Hall
industrial hall, entrance industrial hall hall
Entrance Main facade
National Pavilions
Russian pavilion Irish exhibit Japanese pavilion Canadian pavilion?
Russia Ireland Japan Canada
Russian restaurant tea rooms concert hall band-stand
Russian restaurant Tea rooms [left] Concert hall Band-stand
miniature railway water chute switchback railway
miniature railway Canadian water chute switchback railway
Source (photographs): Boyd family album
Sources (historical background): The following web pages (as of April 2006) -- Glasgow University special collections , Exhibition study group , Visitor's plan , Miller biography
Commemorative teaspoon: close-up (courtesy of Walker-Kemp family, III-2010)
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Note: These photographs are presented online for educational purposes only: commercial use is not authorized.
Thanks: Marie Boyd, for authorizing this presentation
More photos by Thomas Boyd: Colombia, Shetland, Punta Arenas
Contact: If you would like to discuss this page, please write to Duncan Campbell
Last updated: 4 May 2010

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