This auction is for:- An Original page from an issue of :-
'The Illustrated London News '
DATED 1856, and is entitled :-
MR LAIRD'S SHIPBUILDING YARD, LIVERPOOL
A Full page from an issue of the ILN with a Full page engraving showing :-
Mr Laird's yard in full swing with several hulls under construction on slipways, and other vessels half built, beneath roofed sheds.
most of these constructions appear to be of timber, yet Mr Laird's 1st vessel is reputed to have been a steel barge.
the engraving shows a yard in Liverpool, yet in truth Mr Laird's shipyard was in fact established in 1828 in Birkenhead, (later to become Cammell Laird after a merger with Johnson Cammell and co. of Sheffield)
there are a few spots of foxing (Brown spotting) and there is also a printing crease clearly visible in the scan
there are several sailing vessels and steam ships along with what looks to be a prison hulk in the Mersey in the background
there is an article on the reverse which again states that the yard is in Liverpool, a yard occupied since 1852 in addition to that in Birkenhead
the engraving is from a sketch by Walters
The page measures overall approximately 400 x 275 mm (16 x 10.75 "). There is some age yellowing possibly with some spotting - please check the larger picture for condition.
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Being from a publication there is text on the reverse, which unless mentioned, will be unrelated to the image
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