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Liverpool Exchange, 1847

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: lithograph
Maker: Dighton, Richard
Place made: United Kingdom
Date made: 1847
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 20 3/4 in x 23 1/4 in
Nomenclature: Liverpool; Exchange Buildings
Classification: railroad stations

A congregation of properly dressed men in top hats in the neoclassical courtyard of the old Liverpool Exchange Building in 1847. In the center is the Nelson Monument sculpted by Richard Westmacott before it was moved to the north of the Town Hall. The structure served as a center for mercantile exchange where businessmen could assemble and make transactions. In the book, Bygone Liverpool by Ramsay Muir and others, the illustration is supplemented with a key of the names of all the businessmen depicted. See Ramsay Muir, Harold E. Young, and Henry S. Young, Bygone Liverpool: Illustrated by Ninety-Seven Plates Reproduced from Original Paintings, Drawings, Manuscripts and Prints, with Historical Descriptions (Liverpool: Henry Young and Sons, 1913), 35.