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Brunel Collection

Background imageBrunel Collection: Isambard Kingdom Brunel Standing Before the Launching Chains of the Great Eastern

Isambard Kingdom Brunel Standing Before the Launching Chains of the Great Eastern, 1857, printed 1863-64

Background imageBrunel Collection: SS Great Eastern, IK Brunels great steam ship, 1858

SS Great Eastern, IK Brunels great steam ship, 1858
SS Great Eastern, IK Brunels great steam ship, launched from J Scott Russells yard on the Thames in 1858. Chromolithograph published in London at about the time of her launch

Background imageBrunel Collection: View of the (proposed) western archway of the Thames Tunnel, London, c1831

View of the (proposed) western archway of the Thames Tunnel, London, c1831. The Thames Tunnel, connecting Wapping and Rotherhithe, was the first underwater tunnel in the world

Background imageBrunel Collection: Valentia in 1857-1858 at the Time of the Laying of the Former Cable, 1865

Valentia in 1857-1858 at the Time of the Laying of the Former Cable, 1865

Background imageBrunel Collection: Foilhummerum Bay, Valentia, from Cromwell Fort: The Caroline Laying the Earthwire on July

Foilhummerum Bay, Valentia, from Cromwell Fort: The Caroline Laying the Earthwire on July 21st, 1865, 1865

Background imageBrunel Collection: Great Eastern on the stocks at Millwall on the Thames, 1857

Great Eastern on the stocks at Millwall on the Thames, 1857. View from the stern, showing the vessel in John Scott Russells (1808-1882) yard

Background imageBrunel Collection: Isambard Kingdom Brunel, civil engineer, c1850s

Isambard Kingdom Brunel, civil engineer, c1850s
Isambard Kingdom Brunel, English engineer, c1850s. Brunel surrounded by vignettes of some of his most significant projects - the steamships Great Eastern, Great Britain

Background imageBrunel Collection: The Atmospheric Railway at Dawlish, 1847, (1945). Creator: Unknown

The Atmospheric Railway at Dawlish, 1847, (1945). Creator: Unknown
The Atmospheric Railway at Dawlish, 1847, (1945). Railway line running along the sea front in the town of Dawlish on the south coast of Devon

Background imageBrunel Collection: The Great Eastern, 1860: The Vessel leaving Southampton on her First Voyage, June 17, (1901)

The Great Eastern, 1860: The Vessel leaving Southampton on her First Voyage, June 17, (1901). The SS Great Eastern was an iron sailing steamship designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel with John Scott

Background imageBrunel Collection: Arrival of 'The Great Britain'Steam-Ship at New York, 1845. Creator: Unknown

Arrival of "The Great Britain"Steam-Ship at New York, 1845. Creator: Unknown
Arrival of " The Great Britain" Steam-Ship at New York, 1845. The SS Great Britain steamship, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Background imageBrunel Collection: 'The Great Britain'steam-ship leaving Cumberland Basin, Bristol, 1844

"The Great Britain"steam-ship leaving Cumberland Basin, Bristol, 1844
" The Great Britain" steam-ship leaving Cumberland Basin, Bristol, 1844. The SS Great Britain, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Background imageBrunel Collection: Aphrodita Under Construction, ca. 1857. Creator: Robert Howlett

Aphrodita Under Construction, ca. 1857. Creator: Robert Howlett
Aphrodita Under Construction, ca. 1857

Background imageBrunel Collection: Men at Work Beside the Launching Chains of the Great Eastern, November 18

Men at Work Beside the Launching Chains of the Great Eastern, November 18
Men at Work Beside the Launching Chains of the " Great Eastern", November 18, 1857

Background imageBrunel Collection: The Atlantic Telegraph Cable Fleet Assembled at Berehaven (Southwest Coast of Ireland)

The Atlantic Telegraph Cable Fleet Assembled at Berehaven (Southwest Coast of Ireland): Ships, the Great Eastern, H.M.S. Terrible, the Alby, the Medway and the William Cory, 1866

Background imageBrunel Collection: The Bay of Bull Arms, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, Bonfires Lighted on the Hills to Notify

The Bay of Bull Arms, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, Bonfires Lighted on the Hills to Notify of the Arrival of the Cable Fleet on August 5th, 1858, 1865-66

Background imageBrunel Collection: The Settlement and Church of Hearts Content, Newfoundland, 1866

The Settlement and Church of Hearts Content, Newfoundland, 1866

Background imageBrunel Collection: First Telegraph House at Hearts Content, Newfoundland, 1866, 1866

First Telegraph House at Hearts Content, Newfoundland, 1866, 1866

Background imageBrunel Collection: Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, Exterior View of the Telegraph House in 1857-1858, 1865-66

Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, Exterior View of the Telegraph House in 1857-1858, 1865-66

Background imageBrunel Collection: Telegraph Cable Fleet at Sea, 1865, 1865-66. Creator: Robert Charles Dudley

Telegraph Cable Fleet at Sea, 1865, 1865-66. Creator: Robert Charles Dudley
Telegraph Cable Fleet at Sea, 1865, 1865-66

Background imageBrunel Collection: View Looking Aft from the Port Paddle-box on the Deck of the Great Eastern... 1865-66

View Looking Aft from the Port Paddle-box on the Deck of the Great Eastern... 1865-66
View Looking Aft from the Port Paddle-box on the Deck of the Great Eastern: Showing the Trough for the Cable, etc. 1865-66

Background imageBrunel Collection: Valentia, Ireland, from the Harbor, Opposite Knight s-town, at the Period of Laying

Valentia, Ireland, from the Harbor, Opposite Knight s-town, at the Period of Laying the Cable of 1857, 1865-66

Background imageBrunel Collection: Foilhummerum Bay, Valentia, Looking from Cromwell Fort: The Caroline and Boats

Foilhummerum Bay, Valentia, Looking from Cromwell Fort: The Caroline and Boats Laying the Earth Wire, July 21st, 1865, 1865-66

Background imageBrunel Collection: Coiling the Cable in the Large Tanks at the Works of the Telegraph Construction

Coiling the Cable in the Large Tanks at the Works of the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company of Greenwich, 1865, 1865

Background imageBrunel Collection: In the Bows of the Great Eastern: The Cable Broken and Lost, Preparing to Grapple

In the Bows of the Great Eastern: The Cable Broken and Lost, Preparing to Grapple, August 2nd, 1865, 1865

Background imageBrunel Collection: Coiling the Cable in the After-tank on Board the Great Eastern at Sheerness: Visit

Coiling the Cable in the After-tank on Board the Great Eastern at Sheerness: Visit of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales on May 23rd, 1865, 1865-66

Background imageBrunel Collection: The Cable Passed From the Works into the Hulk (the Old Frigate Iris) Lying in the Thames

The Cable Passed From the Works into the Hulk (the Old Frigate Iris) Lying in the Thames at Greenwich, 1865-66

Background imageBrunel Collection: The Old Frigate Iris with Her Freight of Cable Alongside the Great Eastern at Sheerness

The Old Frigate Iris with Her Freight of Cable Alongside the Great Eastern at Sheerness: The Cable Passed from the Hulk to the Great Eastern, 1865

Background imageBrunel Collection: Foilhummerum Bay, Valentia, Looking Seawards from the Point at Which the Cable

Foilhummerum Bay, Valentia, Looking Seawards from the Point at Which the Cable Reaches the Shore of Ireland, 1865-66

Background imageBrunel Collection: The Reels of Gutta-percha Covered Conducting Wire Conveyed into Tanks at the Works

The Reels of Gutta-percha Covered Conducting Wire Conveyed into Tanks at the Works of the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company, at Greenwich, 1865-66

Background imageBrunel Collection: September 8th at Hearts Content, the day of the successful termination of the work

September 8th at Hearts Content, the day of the successful termination of the work of laying, recovering, completing and testing the Atlantic Telegraph Cables of 1865 and 1866, 1866

Background imageBrunel Collection: Splicing the Cable (after the First Accident) on Board the Great Eastern, July 25th, 1865

Splicing the Cable (after the First Accident) on Board the Great Eastern, July 25th, 1865, 1865-66

Background imageBrunel Collection: Forward Deck of the Great Eastern Cleared for the First Attempt to Grapple... 1865-66

Forward Deck of the Great Eastern Cleared for the First Attempt to Grapple... 1865-66
Forward Deck of the Great Eastern Cleared for the First Attempt to Grapple for the Lost Cable, August 11th, 1865, 1865-66

Background imageBrunel Collection: The Forge on Deck, Night of August 9th: Preparing the Iron Plating for Capstan, 1865-66

The Forge on Deck, Night of August 9th: Preparing the Iron Plating for Capstan, 1865-66

Background imageBrunel Collection: The Paying-out Machinery in the Stern of the Great Eastern, 1865

The Paying-out Machinery in the Stern of the Great Eastern, 1865

Background imageBrunel Collection: Getting Out One of the Large Buoys for Launching, August 2nd, 1865, 1865

Getting Out One of the Large Buoys for Launching, August 2nd, 1865, 1865

Background imageBrunel Collection: H. M. S. Agamemnon Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable in 1858: a Whale Crosses the Line

H. M. S. Agamemnon Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable in 1858: a Whale Crosses the Line
H.M.S. Agamemnon Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable in 1858: a Whale Crosses the Line, 1865-66

Background imageBrunel Collection: Interior of One of the Tanks on Board the Great Eastern: The Cable Passing Out, 1865-66

Interior of One of the Tanks on Board the Great Eastern: The Cable Passing Out, 1865-66

Background imageBrunel Collection: The Cliffs, Foilhummerum Bay, Valentia, the Point at Which the Shore-end of the Cable

The Cliffs, Foilhummerum Bay, Valentia, the Point at Which the Shore-end of the Cable was Landed on July 22nd, 1865, 1865

Background imageBrunel Collection: Launching the Buoy from the Bow of the Great Eastern on August 8th, 1865, 1865-66

Launching the Buoy from the Bow of the Great Eastern on August 8th, 1865, 1865-66

Background imageBrunel Collection: Getting Out One of the Great Buoys: The Deck of the Great Eastern Looking From

Getting Out One of the Great Buoys: The Deck of the Great Eastern Looking From the Forecastle, 1865-66

Background imageBrunel Collection: View of the Interior of One of the Tanks on Board the Great Eastern, 1865-66

View of the Interior of One of the Tanks on Board the Great Eastern, 1865-66

Background imageBrunel Collection: View, Looking Aft, from the Port Paddle Box of the Great Eastern, Showing the Trough

View, Looking Aft, from the Port Paddle Box of the Great Eastern, Showing the Trough for the Cable, etc. 1865-66

Background imageBrunel Collection: Deck of the Great Eastern, the Cable Trough, etc. 1866, 1865-66

Deck of the Great Eastern, the Cable Trough, etc. 1866, 1865-66

Background imageBrunel Collection: News Received Through the Atlantic Cable From All Parts of the World, etc. 1866

News Received Through the Atlantic Cable From All Parts of the World, etc. 1866

Background imageBrunel Collection: The Albany Buoying a Bight of the Cable of 1865 on the Night of August 26th, 1866, 1866

The Albany Buoying a Bight of the Cable of 1865 on the Night of August 26th, 1866, 1866

Background imageBrunel Collection: [Hungerford Suspension Bridge], ca. 1845. Creator: William Henry Fox Talbot

[Hungerford Suspension Bridge], ca. 1845. Creator: William Henry Fox Talbot
[Hungerford Suspension Bridge], ca. 1845

Background imageBrunel Collection: The Great Western Hotel, Paddington, c1876. Creator: Unknown

The Great Western Hotel, Paddington, c1876. Creator: Unknown
The Great Western Hotel, Paddington, c1876. Hilton London, part of the Paddington Station complex, built on Praed Street in the early 1850s to the Second Empire design of Philip Charles Hardwick

Background imageBrunel Collection: Pathfinders - Sir Marc Isambard Brunel, c1812, (1922). Creator: James Northcote

Pathfinders - Sir Marc Isambard Brunel, c1812, (1922). Creator: James Northcote
Pathfinders - Sir Marc Isambard Brunel, c1812, (1922). Portrait of Sir Marc Isambard Brunel, British engineer and inventor (1769-1849)



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