Royal Marines examining production processes (?) at English Electric in 1948    Catalogue No.962


For many years we've acquired original glass-plate negatives ranging in size from 5"x4" to 12"x10".
The negatives were produced when photography was a craft requiring great skill and years of training. The quality and detail obtained from these negatives must be seen to be believed, particularly now we've become accustomed to the results obtained from digital devices.

Originally, our collection covered the people and scenes of Merseyside in the immediate post-war period of 1946-1962, though it has been extended to include other areas and periods.
There is also a large Maritime section, with Cammell Lairds and the Mersey featuring strongly.

These images are invaluable to anyone studying the period or the region, and they have a broad nostalgic appeal. Many are works of art in their own right, especially when enlarged and framed.

The small images shown are intended to provide only a glimpse of our extensive archive of more than 2700 images.

Please contact us to purchase prints or hi-res watermark-free jpeg files.

- Or just browse the site of course!