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Whitesands with horse and cattle market

Period:
19th Century
Description:
This scene was a familiar one on the Whitesands over a very long period. As far back as the eighteenth century there had been a great horse sale in February each year at Candlemas Fair, attended by buyers drawn from a wide area. Most of the buildings seen in the background still stand; note the section of carriages for sale outside Sloan's factory.
Materials/Media:
photograph
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Digital Number:
DMPG277n
Creation Date:
c1890
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council