Peter, the Piermaster's dog

small dog by men looking over the edge of a dock

Dock Gatemen at Canning Half-Tide Dock with Peter, the Piermaster's dog, no date (D/SMITH/48/10, Maritime Archives and Library)

This lovely scene is from a collection of photographs taken by David E Smith, who specialised in atmospheric images of Liverpool's docks and especially the last remaining tall ships on the Mersey.

This image and many other appears in the book 'Tall Ships on Camera', published in 1992, two years after his death in 1990. The Maritime Archives and Library holds some prints and the negatives of his images.