Album of Photo-Lithographic Views of Liverpool and New Brighton (1898)
In the late 1800s, Brown & Rawcliffe, Chromo Lithographers, Colour Printers Publishers & Co. published a number of small books in a series entitled The Camera Views of The United Kingdom. The following photographs are from the Book Album of Photo-Lithographic Views of Liverpool and New Brighton, published in 1898.
St. George's Dock and St. Nicholas Church. Two ships are docked - one a clipper or sailing vessel and the other, a steamship equiped with sails being guided by a tug shown in the foreground.
Clockwise: The Port of Liverpool from the Mersey with several steamships visable in the foreground; A view of the Mersey Tunnel Station with horse-drawn carts visable in the foreground; The Overhead Railway showing an entrance and surrounding street life
The Cunard Campania Mail Steamer at the Landing Stage. Note the tug boat that just guided her into the landing berth with two other tugs shown on the right that likely assisted in guiding the S.S. Campania into port.
Liverpool Sailors' Home, open for business in Canning Place, Liverpool, England from December 1850 to July 1969, was designed to provide safe, inexpensive lodging for sailors, and to offer educational and recreational opportunities. Note the depection of street life in this illustration with horse-drawn carriage and men in business suits.
The Liverpool Custom House, built by John Foster on the site of Liverpool's Old Dock, was completed in 1839. Badly damaged during the Second World War, the building was demolished in 1948.
Church Street. Superb photograph from the late 1800s showing stret life, businesses, pedestrians and horse-drawn carriages.
Clockwise: Mail Steamer; The Pier; The Red Noses; The Lighthouse; Perch Rock Battery