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Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough in Merseyside, England. Its population in 2019 was approximately 498,042, making it the tenth-largest English district by population. Liverpool's metropolitan area is the fifth-largest in the UK with a population of 2.24 million.

Liverpool is on the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary and historically lay within the ancient hundred of West Derby in North West England's county of Lancashire. It became a borough in 1207, a city in 1880, and a county borough independent of Lancashire in 1889. Its growth as a major port was paralleled by the expansion of the city throughout the Industrial Revolution. Along with general cargo, freight, and raw materials such as coal and cotton, merchants were involved in the slave trade. In the 19th century, Liverpool was a major port of departure for English and Irish emigrants to North America. It was also home to both the Cunard and White Star Lines, and was the port of registry of the ocean liners RMS Titanic, RMS Lusitania, RMS Queen Mary, and RMS Olympic.

In 2019, Liverpool was ranked fifth on the list of the most visited UK cities. It is noted for its culture, architecture, and transport links. The city is closely associated with the arts, especially music; the popularity of the Beatles, who are widely regarded as the most influential musical group in history, cemented the city's status as a tourist destination. Since then, Liverpool has continued to produce many notable musicians and record labels—musicians from the city have produced 56 No. 1 hit singles, more than any other city in the world. It also has a long-standing reputation as the origin of various actors and actresses, artists, athletes, comedians, journalists, novelists, and poets. The city has the second-highest number of art galleries, national museums, listed buildings, and listed parks in the UK; only the capital, London, has more. The Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City includes the Pier Head, Albert Dock, and William Brown Street. In sports, the city is best known for being the home of Premier League football teams Liverpool FC and Everton FC, with matches between the two being known as the Merseyside derby. The annual Grand National horse race takes place at Aintree Racecourse.

Several areas of Liverpool city centre were granted World Heritage Site status by UNESCO in 2004, and the city's vast collection of parks and open spaces has been described as the "most important in the country" by England's Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest. Its status as a port city historically attracted a diverse population from a wide range of cultures, primarily Ireland, Norway, and Wales. It is also home to the oldest black community in the UK and the oldest Chinese community in Europe. Natives of Liverpool (and occasionally longtime residents) are formally referred to as "Liverpudlians" but are more often called "Scousers", a reference to the form of stew made popular by sailors in the city, which also became the most common name for the local accent and dialect. The city celebrated its 800th anniversary in 2007 and was named the 2008 European Capital of Culture, which it shared with the Norwegian city of Stavanger. Its designation as European Capital of Culture resulted in a sharp uptick in the city's fortunes, as the money gained from the EU was spent on regenerating large parts of the city that had become run down.

Liverpool Media

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John Currie - Mauretania

John Currie - Mauretania

This photograph is taken in Canada Dock in Liverpool, 1909. The gentleman in uniform is “Mauretania’s” first Chief Engineer, John Currie. ..RMS MAURETANIA was one of the most famous ships ever built on Tyneside... more

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The Ellesmere Canal Navigation from the River Severn near Shrewsbury, to the River Dee near Chester, and from thence to the river Mersey near to Liverpool [Mapa]

The Ellesmere Canal Navigation from the River Severn near Shrewsbury, ...

Comprende parte de los condados ingleses de Cheshire y Shropshire

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Cream jug

Cream jug

Liverpool

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His Majesty's ship Liverpool, being hauled off from the wharf, it is expected and ordered, that every man absent from her, do immediately repair on board, or they will be apprehended at Defertes. Ten volunteer seamen wanted for the above ship He

His Majesty's ship Liverpool, being hauled off from the wharf, it is e...

Positive Photostat.; Evans 15829. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 145, Folder 17.

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Probably made in Merseyside, Liverpool, England

A Plan of the Town & Township of Liverpool : From an Actual Survey, taken in the Year 1785

A Plan of the Town & Township of Liverpool : From an Actual Survey, ta...

Escala gráfica de 500 yardas [= 9,7 cm]. Orientado con lis en rosa de ocho vientos, en la que se señala la varición magnética observada

A Plan of the Town of Liverpool, with all the Late Improvements : From an Actual Survey made in the Year 1790

A Plan of the Town of Liverpool, with all the Late Improvements : From...

Escala gráfica de 500 yardas [= 9'7 cm]. Orientado con lis en rosa de ocho vientos

Plan of the proposed Deviation Line of the Leeds and Liverpool canal from near Colne, to Wigan

Plan of the proposed Deviation Line of the Leeds and Liverpool canal f...

Escala gráfica de 30 millas estatutarias [= 71,1 cm] situada en los márgenes del propio documento. Orientado con lis en rosa de ocho vientos

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The ugly club / Van Assen del. et sculp.

The ugly club / Van Assen del. et sculp.

Two men, one with a very large nose, and the other with no nose at all, standing on stools, facing each other, in front of other disfigured men around table, at Williams's Tavern, Liverpool. Forms part of: Brit... more

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Dampf eilwagen auf der eisenbahn zwischen Liverpool und Manchester / Carlsruhe bei J. Velten.

Dampf eilwagen auf der eisenbahn zwischen Liverpool und Manchester / C...

Print showing two views of passenger trains of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway Company, with enclosed and open passenger cars, drawn by steam locomotives between Liverpool and Manchester, England. Title from item.

Pack und transport dampfwagen auf der eisenbahn zwischen Liverpool und Manchester / Carlsruhe bei J. Velten.

Pack und transport dampfwagen auf der eisenbahn zwischen Liverpool und...

Print showing two views of freight trains of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway Company, with flatbed cars for hauling standard freight and cars with rails and cages for hauling livestock, drawn by steam loco... more

Entrance to the Liverpool [railroad] Station

Entrance to the Liverpool [railroad] Station

Lithograph from the Childs & Immans Press. Illus. in: James Walker, Report to the Directors of the Liverpool and Manchester railway ... Philadelphia, Carey & Lea, 1831. Reference copy may be in LOT 4429B. This ... more

Low Hill General Cemetery drawn by T. Allom ; engraved by Robt. Wallis. New Baths, George's Parade drawn by Messrs Pynes ; engraved by Robt. Wallis

Low Hill General Cemetery drawn by T. Allom ; engraved by Robt. Wallis...

Prints show exterior views, on the top, a carriage and pedestrians in front of the Greek revival entrance, labeled "Necropolis", of the Low Hill General Cemetery in Liverpool; and on the bottom, many small boat... more

bridge from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a history and description of the line from Birmingham to Liverpool and Manchester ... By T. Roscoe, assisted by the resident engineers of the line"

bridge from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a history a...

This image has been taken from scan 000065 from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a history and description of the line from Birmingham to Liverpool and Manchester ... By T. Roscoe, assisted by the... more

map from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a history and description of the line from Birmingham to Liverpool and Manchester ... By T. Roscoe, assisted by the resident engineers of the line"

map from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a history and ...

This image has been taken from scan 000013 from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a history and description of the line from Birmingham to Liverpool and Manchester ... By T. Roscoe, assisted by the... more

map from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a history and description of the line from Birmingham to Liverpool and Manchester ... By T. Roscoe, assisted by the resident engineers of the line"

map from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a history and ...

This image has been taken from scan 000166 from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a history and description of the line from Birmingham to Liverpool and Manchester ... By T. Roscoe, assisted by the... more

Aston viaduct from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a history and description of the line from Birmingham to Liverpool and Manchester ... By T. Roscoe, assisted by the resident engineers of the line"

Aston viaduct from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a hi...

This image has been taken from scan 000040 from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a history and description of the line from Birmingham to Liverpool and Manchester ... By T. Roscoe, assisted by the... more

railway from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a history and description of the line from Birmingham to Liverpool and Manchester ... By T. Roscoe, assisted by the resident engineers of the line"

railway from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a history ...

This image has been taken from scan 000145 from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a history and description of the line from Birmingham to Liverpool and Manchester ... By T. Roscoe, assisted by the... more

Liverpool from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a history and description of the line from Birmingham to Liverpool and Manchester ... By T. Roscoe, assisted by the resident engineers of the line"

Liverpool from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a histor...

This image has been taken from scan 000155 from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a history and description of the line from Birmingham to Liverpool and Manchester ... By T. Roscoe, assisted by the... more

map from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a history and description of the line from Birmingham to Liverpool and Manchester ... By T. Roscoe, assisted by the resident engineers of the line"

map from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a history and ...

This image has been taken from scan 000186 from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a history and description of the line from Birmingham to Liverpool and Manchester ... By T. Roscoe, assisted by the... more

Stableford Bridge from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a history and description of the line from Birmingham to Liverpool and Manchester ... By T. Roscoe, assisted by the resident engineers of the line"

Stableford Bridge from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being ...

This image has been taken from scan 000134 from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a history and description of the line from Birmingham to Liverpool and Manchester ... By T. Roscoe, assisted by the... more

near Whitmore from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a history and description of the line from Birmingham to Liverpool and Manchester ... By T. Roscoe, assisted by the resident engineers of the line"

near Whitmore from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a hi...

This image has been taken from scan 000099 from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a history and description of the line from Birmingham to Liverpool and Manchester ... By T. Roscoe, assisted by the... more

England from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a history and description of the line from Birmingham to Liverpool and Manchester ... By T. Roscoe, assisted by the resident engineers of the line"

England from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a history ...

This image has been taken from scan 000089 from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a history and description of the line from Birmingham to Liverpool and Manchester ... By T. Roscoe, assisted by the... more

canal from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a history and description of the line from Birmingham to Liverpool and Manchester ... By T. Roscoe, assisted by the resident engineers of the line"

canal from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a history an...

This image has been taken from scan 000106 from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a history and description of the line from Birmingham to Liverpool and Manchester ... By T. Roscoe, assisted by the... more

map from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a history and description of the line from Birmingham to Liverpool and Manchester ... By T. Roscoe, assisted by the resident engineers of the line"

map from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a history and ...

This image has been taken from scan 000176 from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a history and description of the line from Birmingham to Liverpool and Manchester ... By T. Roscoe, assisted by the... more

bridge from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a history and description of the line from Birmingham to Liverpool and Manchester ... By T. Roscoe, assisted by the resident engineers of the line"

bridge from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a history a...

This image has been taken from scan 000123 from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a history and description of the line from Birmingham to Liverpool and Manchester ... By T. Roscoe, assisted by the... more

England from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a history and description of the line from Birmingham to Liverpool and Manchester ... By T. Roscoe, assisted by the resident engineers of the line"

England from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a history ...

This image has been taken from scan 000045 from "The Book of The Grand Junction Railway, being a history and description of the line from Birmingham to Liverpool and Manchester ... By T. Roscoe, assisted by the... more

map from "The New British Channel Pilot ... from the Downs to Liverpool, ... and the Coasts of Ireland. Also the Coasts and Harbours of France from Calais to Brest ... A new edition, newly arranged and revised ... by J. S. Hobbs"

map from "The New British Channel Pilot ... from the Downs to Liverpoo...

This image has been taken from scan 000203 from "The New British Channel Pilot ... from the Downs to Liverpool, ... and the Coasts of Ireland. Also the Coasts and Harbours of France from Calais to Brest ... A n... more

The fancy fair, Prince's Park, Liverpool, August, 1849 / John R. Isaac, draughtsman, lithographer & c.

The fancy fair, Prince's Park, Liverpool, August, 1849 / John R. Isaac...

Print shows a festival and balloon ascension during the campaign to raise funds in support of the Northern and Southern Hospitals in Liverpool, England, August 1849. Title from item. "On the occasion of the Phi... more

map from "The New British Channel Pilot ... from the Downs to Liverpool, ... and the Coasts of Ireland. Also the Coasts and Harbours of France from Calais to Brest ... A new edition, newly arranged and revised ... by J. S. Hobbs"

map from "The New British Channel Pilot ... from the Downs to Liverpoo...

This image has been taken from scan 000207 from "The New British Channel Pilot ... from the Downs to Liverpool, ... and the Coasts of Ireland. Also the Coasts and Harbours of France from Calais to Brest ... A n... more

map from "The Navigation of the Irish Sea ... with a guide to the navigation of the port of Liverpool, and chart of Liverpool Bay"

map from "The Navigation of the Irish Sea ... with a guide to the navi...

This image has been taken from scan 000011 from "The Navigation of the Irish Sea ... with a guide to the navigation of the port of Liverpool, and chart of Liverpool Bay". The title and subject terms of this ima... more

Liverpool, 1859, part of Birkenhead, the docks, and Cheshire coast

Liverpool, 1859, part of Birkenhead, the docks, and Cheshire coast

Low-angle bird's-eye view. "Published February 28, 1859, by John R. Isaac ... New York, published by M. Knoedler ... February 28th 1859 ..." LC copy annotated in ink in lower margin: Deposited in Clerk's Office... more

Extracts received June 18th, by the flag officer. Navy department. June 17th, 1862. The steamer Despatch sailed from Dublin about the 29th of May, and the Anglia from Liverpool on the 28th of May. The steamer Scotia, after leaving Liverpool, ret

Extracts received June 18th, by the flag officer. Navy department. Jun...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 204, Folder 34.

Extracts received July 26th, 1862, by the Flag officer. From U. S. Consul at Bermuda, dated July 4, 1862 concerning the steamer "Lodona" ... From U. S. consul at Bermuda, dated July 7th, 1862 ... From U. S. Consul at Liverpool dated July 5th, 18

Extracts received July 26th, 1862, by the Flag officer. From U. S. Con...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 234, Folder 18.

The English pirate ALEXANDRA seized by the British government at Liverpool

The English pirate ALEXANDRA seized by the British government at Liver...

Ship at dock. Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, 1863 June 6, p. 364. Reference copy may be in LOT 4248. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Gt. Britain Eng. Liverpool 1... more

map from "Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po. By a F.R.G.S. [i.e. Sir Richard F. Burton.] With map and illustration"

map from "Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po. By ...

This image has been taken from scan 000011 from volume 01 of "Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po. By a F.R.G.S. [i.e. Sir Richard F. Burton.] With map and illustration". The title and subje... more

The ship GLAD TIDINGS, with a cargo of American Cotton, entering the port of Liverpool.

The ship GLAD TIDINGS, with a cargo of American Cotton, entering the p...

Reference copy may be available in Lot 4426-B. Illus. in: "The Illustrated London News", 4 Nov. 1865, p.449. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Artists, Publ. I.... more

To Cyrus W. Field from the American Chamber of Commerce, Liverpool, on the Laying of the Atlantic Cable, 1866

To Cyrus W. Field from the American Chamber of Commerce, Liverpool, on...

Medalist: Joseph Shepherd Wyon (British, 1836–1873)

To Cyrus W. Field from the American Chamber of Commerce, Liverpool, on the Laying of the Atlantic Cable, 1866

To Cyrus W. Field from the American Chamber of Commerce, Liverpool, on...

Medalist: Joseph Shepherd Wyon (British, 1836–1873)

Shipping at Liverpool

Shipping at Liverpool

Upon the deck of a vessel in front four men are handling large sacks and a fifth man is on his knees, apparently calking seams. Stays from the bulwarks reach the mast just above the only yard visible. In the di... more

Kolorerade fotografier.Liverpool - Exchange - J.V. (James Valentine & Son) , en palatsliknande byggnad i italiensk renässansstil med karaktäristisk pelargång.

Kolorerade fotografier.Liverpool - Exchange - J.V. (James Valentine & ...

Kolorerade fotografier.Liverpool - Exchange - J.V. (James Valentine & Son) , en palatsliknande byggnad i italiensk renässansstil med karaktäristisk pelargång.

Charles Burns

Charles Burns

Charles Burns was sentenced to 3 months at Newcastle City Gaol for the crime - false pretences...Age (on discharge): 19.Height: 5.5.Hair: Dark.Eyes: ... more

Shipbuilder's Yard, Liverpool

Shipbuilder's Yard, Liverpool

James McNeill Whistler (American, Lowell, Massachusetts 1834–1903 London)

The Little Forge (The Little Forge, Liverpool)

The Little Forge (The Little Forge, Liverpool)

James McNeill Whistler (American, Lowell, Massachusetts 1834–1903 London)

map from "The Carboniferous Limestone and Cefn-y-Fedw Sandstone of the country between Llanymynech and Minera, North Wales. [Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Liverpool Geological Society, with slight additions, etc. With plates.]"

map from "The Carboniferous Limestone and Cefn-y-Fedw Sandstone of the...

This image has been taken from scan 000068 from "The Carboniferous Limestone and Cefn-y-Fedw Sandstone of the country between Llanymynech and Minera, North Wales. [Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Liverpoo... more

Kolorerade fotografier.Liverpool - Lime Street - J.V. (James Valentine & Son) , en av stadens paradgator, med en mängd monument, statyr och ståtliga byggnader

Kolorerade fotografier.Liverpool - Lime Street - J.V. (James Valentine...

Kolorerade fotografier.Liverpool - Lime Street - J.V. (James Valentine & Son) , en av stadens paradgator, med en mängd monument, statyr och ståtliga byggnader

The  Liverpool hornpipe

The Liverpool hornpipe

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

Liverpool from "England, Scotland and Ireland. A picturesque survey of the United Kingdom and its institutions. ... Translated by H. Frith. With ... illustrations"

Liverpool from "England, Scotland and Ireland. A picturesque survey of...

This image has been taken from scan 000417 from "England, Scotland and Ireland. A picturesque survey of the United Kingdom and its institutions. ... Translated by H. Frith. With ... illustrations". The title an... more

[New Brighton Pier, Liverpool, England]

[New Brighton Pier, Liverpool, England]

Title from the Detroit Publishing Co., Catalogue J foreign section, Detroit, Mich. : Detroit Publishing Company, 1905. Print no. "10279". More information about the Photochrom Print Collection is available at h... more

[The art gallery and museum, Liverpool, England]

[The art gallery and museum, Liverpool, England]

Title from the Detroit Publishing Co., Catalogue J foreign section, Detroit, Mich. : Detroit Publishing Company, 1905. Print no. "11250". More information about the Photochrom Print Collection is available at h... more

[St. George's Hall, Liverpool, England]

[St. George's Hall, Liverpool, England]

Title from the Detroit Publishing Co., Catalogue J foreign section, Detroit, Mich. : Detroit Publishing Company, 1905. Print no. "10280". More information about the Photochrom Print Collection is available at h... more

[New Brighton Beach, Liverpool, England]

[New Brighton Beach, Liverpool, England]

Title from the Detroit Publishing Co., Catalogue J foreign section, Detroit, Mich. : Detroit Publishing Company, 1905. Print no. "10281". More information about the Photochrom Print Collection is available at h... more