About this object

A young boy turns and looks directly at the camera as the Police photographer captures this scene of devastation on the Strand.

In the centre of the picture an Air Raid Precaution (ARP) warden can be seen standing on top of a huge pile of smouldering rubble.

Albion House (White Star Building), 30 James Street can be seen just behind the rising smoke. Debris litters the road as people walk stoically by.

Object specifics

  • Title
    James Street and Strand Street
  • Accession no.
  • Type
    Photograph, black and white
  • Artist/Maker
    Criminal Investigation Dept Studio Liverpool City Police
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Merseyside: Liverpool
  • Date made
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Measurements
    158 mm x 116 mm
  • Related people
    Liverpool City Police (Artist/maker)
  • Collection
    From the Museum of Liverpool collections
Object view = Social History
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