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The Cultural Memory of Georgian Glasgow$
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Craig Lamont

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781474443272

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443272.001.0001

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The Great Exhibitions: 1888–1938

The Great Exhibitions: 1888–1938

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(p.169) 7 The Great Exhibitions: 1888–1938
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The Cultural Memory of Georgian Glasgow
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Craig Lamont

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443272.003.0008

This chapter examines the main International Exhibitions hosted by Glasgow in the years 1888, 1901, 1911, and 1938. These occasions were used to promote Glasgow as a primarily industrial city with pride of place in the British Empire. Nostalgia for the Georgian and medieval periods is shown to have affected the cultural memory of Glasgow’s role in the Scottish Enlightenment.

Keywords:   Exhibition, World’s Fairs, Souvenirs, Empire, Nostalgia, Victorian, Glasgow

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