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Capturing modern Liverpool

21 March to 10 August 2008

Please note that this exhibition has now closed

Liverpool's emergence as a modern city was showcased in this exhibition of stunning photographs by Stewart Bale Ltd, a local family run photographic practice. The Stewart Bale collection is now part of the Maritime Archives and Library's collections.

Spanning a period of great change in the city from the 1930s to the 1970s, these photographs were taken to celebrate, promote and record great events, landmark buildings, cutting edge developments and city life.

Monumental in scale and beautifully composed, the photographs reflect a Victorian city embracing modernity and the industrial 20th century. They are of particular resonance during Liverpool's Capital of Culture year, a time of massive regeneration.

On this website you can also see every photograph from the Queensway Mersey tunnel souvenir album, from the opening ceremony on 18 July 1934, which was also featured in the exhibition.