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Orchestra of the Midland Adelphi Hotel 1914 BL22620

Orchestra of the Midland Adelphi Hotel 1914 BL22620


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Filename: bl22620.jpg

Size: 4800 x 3932 (9.7MB)

Date: 19th February 2011

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Archive

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

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Orchestra of the Midland Adelphi Hotel 1914 BL22620

MIDLAND ADELPHI HOTEL, Liverpool. Interior view. Group portrait of the hotel orchestra. The hotel was re-opened in 1914 after partial rebuilding and refurbishment in the Neo-Classical style. Close to Lime Street Railway Station the Adelphi remains open today. Photographed by Bedford Lemere & Co in 1914

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EDITORS COMMENTS
This photograph captures a moment frozen in time, showcasing the Orchestra of the Midland Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool back in 1914. The interior view reveals a group portrait of the talented musicians who brought enchanting melodies to life within the hotel's walls. The Midland Adelphi Hotel, which had undergone partial rebuilding and refurbishment in the Neo-Classical style, was eagerly reopened that year. Its strategic location near Lime Street Railway Station made it an ideal destination for travelers seeking both luxury and convenience. Bedford Lemere & Co expertly captured this historic scene with their camera lens, preserving not only the image but also a sense of nostalgia for a bygone era. The orchestra members are seen poised with their musical instruments, ready to transport listeners into a world filled with harmonious notes. In this snapshot, we catch a glimpse of people engaged in entertainment - perhaps guests enjoying an evening performance or locals gathering to appreciate live music at its finest. Their faces reflect anticipation and delight as they immerse themselves in this auditory feast. Over a century later, the Adelphi Hotel remains open today as an iconic landmark that has witnessed countless stories unfold within its elegant halls. This photograph serves as a testament to its enduring legacy and reminds us of the power music possesses to unite people across generations.

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