Albany Works banner
Title: Albany Works banner
Object Name: Banner
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 CarnegieÂs 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.
Accession No: DUFDM:1973.0020L