About this object

In the 19th century, Liverpool became (after London) the second port of the British Empire and was one of the greatest ports in the world. The docks became a gateway for materials and goods to be imported and exported. However, with this growth in trade and industry came issues with traffic congestion and overcrowding around the docks area, resulting in a proposal for an elevated railway in 1852. In February 1893, the Liverpool Overhead Railway opened and provided safe and efficient travel for dock labourers.

Object specifics

  • Title
    Approaching James Street Station
  • Accession no.
    MOL.2008.97.13
  • Type
    Photograph
  • Artist/Maker
    J D Gomersall
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    1956
  • Materials
    Paper
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Measurements
    h 125mm x w 175mm
  • Related people
    J D Gomersall (Artist/maker)
  • Collection
    From the Museum of Liverpool collections
Object view = Social History
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