Albany Works banner

Title: Albany Works banner

Object Name: Banner

Date: 1881

Associations: R E Walker Reid & Company

General Location: Dunfermline, Fife

Description: Painted on damask cloth, with central image of the factory. Text "ALBANY WORKS" and "REWR & Co. LIMITED" with floral decoration around side of banner.

Historical Background: This painted banner was carried in a mile-long parade in Dunfermline to celebrate the homecoming visit of world famous philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie, in 1881. A special holiday was declared and 20,000 people walked through the town accompanied by marching bands, flags and banners. On the same day Carnegie’s mother, Margaret, laid the foundation stone for the Dunfermline Carnegie Library. The Albany factory in Gardeners Street was part of the linen weaving business R E Walker, Reid & Co.

Materials: linen

Accession No: DUFDM:1973.0020L

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