Picture Post: Photographing Liverpool – a blog by Gerry Cordon January 23, 2012

Quoted from an article in the blog of Gerry Cordon

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“The  earliest photograph of Liverpool that Colin has located in 30 years of research is this one, of St Georges Hall in 1850.  Yet one of the first licences for the new daguerrotypes had been granted for Liverpool in 1841, while in 1853 the Liverpool Amateur Photographic Association was established – one of the earliest anywhere, and with Francis Frith as one of its founder members. But the recently discovered 1850 photo remains, at present, the earliest known photo of Liverpool, with very few taken in the subsequent two decades either.

Now Colin Wilkinson has authored a new book which also brings into public view ‘lost’ photographs of Liverpool – this time from its more recent past.  In Picture Post on Liverpool, Colin has located every issue of Picture Post that included a feature on Liverpool – but, even more significantly, he has discovered a whole host of unseen and unpublished photographs of the city in the magazine’s archives.”