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Lewis's Ltd department store, Liverpool, 1931

Archive reference 9035

Large department store in a busy street

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A view along Renshaw Street looking towards Lewis’s department store, showing the building prior to war damage during the May blitz in 1941.

The sign above the arched entrance advertises an additional three acres of floor space indicating just how massive this department store was.

This photograph was commissioned by Crittall Manufacturing Co Ltd.

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