Panoramic view of Liverpool, 1860
Explore an early view of the famous Liverpool waterfront, showing crowded docks and a skyline bristling with masts. It was taken by a local photographer, G Berry of James Street, Liverpool, in 1860. Photographs from this period are very rare, as photography was in its early days. It is also a very early example of a panoramic photograph, made from five separate prints put together.
Detail from the left of the panorama showing ships on the Mersey and the masts of many more in the docks in the background. The 'docker's clock' tower is just visible on the left.
Detail from the centre of the panorama showing St Nicholas's church on the left
Detail from just right of the centre of the panorama showing a ship approaching Albert Dock