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    Default Liverpool International Exhibition - 1886

    The International Exhibition of Navigation, Commerce and Industry in Liverpool, England - was opened by Queen Victoria on 11 May 1886.

    FTL Deisign website [link below] has published many new images of Liverpool which were [I think] commissioned for the exhibition at the time, and were featured in an album sponsored by Lewis's department store.

    http://1886le.ftldesign.com/

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    This looks like a drawing. But it shows the Princes Dock accumulator Tower. This was demolished after WW2 to make way for the new locks.
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    Nice one guys.

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    Liverpool Exhibition 1886


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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    This looks like a drawing. But it shows the Princes Dock accumulator Tower. This was demolished after WW2 to make way for the new locks.
    Thanks Waterways. There's a grainy photograph of the Princes Dock Accumulator Tower taken from a screenshot of the Lumiere brothers film from 1897 at http://www.liverpoolwiki.org/Liverpool's_destroyed_landmarks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    This looks like a drawing. But it shows the Princes Dock accumulator Tower. This was demolished after WW2 to make way for the new locks.
    I wonder whether the drawings were traced from photograph originals? The perspective is well done, and it's the first time I've seen these images personally.

    Waterways - I think you're right, it's looks like the Accumulator Tower, as shown on Lumiere brothers film c.1897 film still - posted by Chris above.

    Are there any other pictures of this?

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    Question Would the Accumulator Tower...

    ....have been located just to the right of this picture?



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    Quote Originally Posted by az_gila View Post
    ....have been located just to the right of this picture?
    Hi az gila,

    That's correct. The picture you posted was the dry basin of George's Dock, showing the first of the three Graces to be built over it. I've highlighted the site of the dock below, in blue.

    Prince's Dock was the next one along [also highlighted] - the map shows the top part of the dock, with half-tide dock, at the river entrance, where the Accumulator Tower was located.

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    This old Yo thread should be of interest then.


    http://www.yoliverpool.com/forum/sho...OOL+EXHIBITION



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    Quote Originally Posted by dazza View Post
    I wonder whether the drawings were traced from photograph originals? The perspective is well done, and it's the first time I've seen these images personally.
    Hi dazza

    Yes I think the drawing is likely to have been done from a photograph. Remember that in 1886 photographs did not appear in books, newspapers, or periodicals. Illustrations were usually etchings or woodblock engravings, etc. It was not until the 1890?s that the first halftone photographic reproductions appeared in daily papers, and then it took another ten years before the process was fully adopted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    This old Yo thread should be of interest then.

    http://www.yoliverpool.com/forum/sho...OOL+EXHIBITION
    Thanks for that Ged,

    Looks like the Victorian's had it all sorted - they had three railway tracks feeding right into the exhibition site for unloading the exhibits, presumably?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Illustrations were usually etchings or woodblock engravings, etc. It was not until the 1890?s that the first halftone photographic reproductions appeared in daily papers, and then it took another ten years before the process was fully adopted.
    Thanks Chris,

    Of course, it never occured to me before? Fox Talbot was producing images as early as the 1840's, but it took another 60 years to get the images fully mobile. Amazing stuff, and hence, 'The Illustrated London News', with its sketches, not photographs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dazza View Post
    Thanks Chris,

    Of course, it never occured to me before? Fox Talbot was producing images as early as the 1840's, but it took another 60 years to get the images fully mobile. Amazing stuff, and hence, 'The Illustrated London News', with its sketches, not photographs.

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    Correct. Same with Punch, The Illustrated Police News, The Penny Illustrated, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    This old Yo thread should be of interest then.


    http://www.yoliverpool.com/forum/sho...OOL+EXHIBITION



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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Correct. Same with Punch, The Illustrated Police News, The Penny Illustrated, etc.

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    Hello Chris.

    I have an old book 1858 and it is illustrated with actual photographs pasted in.

    On another topic. I watched aTV programme last night on the story of Santa Clause (yes Ged I still believe in him!) You were not interviewed for it by any chance? A chap in it being interviewed looked like your picture on Yo!

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    The council are doing something similar in Shaghai as we speak aren't they.

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