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. We've catalogued more than 2300 images, and many thousands have still to be added to the site.

In recognition of the historical importance of the images, we now produce individual prints on museum-grade acid-free heavyweight paper suitable for displaying in normal conditions.

There are buttons on each image page to purchase a print or a hi-res watermark-free jpeg file,
- or just browse the site of course!