Press Cutting

Description

“The Tay Bridge Disaster”. Four page Tay Bridge 100th Anniversary Special published by the Courier and Advertiser (Dundee). Page 1 provides a contemporay article on how the bridge may have fallen down. Pages 2-3 reproduce the edition of the Dundee Courier and Argus dated 30 December 1879.

Also donated with the cutting are:

  • a photograph presumably taken early 1880 showing the stern of a boat with recovered steelwork wreckage from the stricken Tay Bridge
  • a copy of a photograph showing damage on a pier base

Additional information

Acquisition Number

2022/013

Item Type

Short Description

Press cutting: Tay Bridge 100th Anniversary Special

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

1979

Sub-items

Photograph of boat with Tay Bridge wreckage

Supporting Items

None

Makers Number

None

Marks

None

Dimensions (mm)

Page: 593 x 412

Donor

Date Donated

April 2022

Materials

Ink on paper

Condition

Fair: some yellowing and folds

Display Location