Virtual Mitchell


The Virtual Mitchell

Explore Glasgow’s history through this online collection of 9000 images.

Virtual Mitchell

Argyle Street, 1962

From Virtual Mitchell, Argyle Street, 1962 (c3664).

Researching your family history and want to see where your ancestors lived? Or are you interested in local history and would like to see what Glasgow was like in years gone by? 

Visit the Virtual Mitchell to view 9000 photographs taken from Glasgow City Archives, Special Collections, Glasgow Museums and private owners. There are scenes showing people at work, going about their daily lives or enjoying a night out at the dancing or cinema. There are photographs of buildings, some long gone, and the hustle and bustle of the River Clyde. 


Ordering images

You can order images from the Virtual Mitchell by contacting Glasgow City Archives email: or phone: 0141 287 2910.


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