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Isambard Kingdom Brunel Collection

Background imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel 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 imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel 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 imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel 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 imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel 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 imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel 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 imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel 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 imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel 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 imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel Collection: The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition: the Great Eastern off Brighton on her return home, 1865

The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition: the Great Eastern off Brighton on her return home, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition: the Great Eastern off Brighton on her return home - from a sketch by our special artist, 1865

Background imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel Collection: The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition: preparing for the final attempt to grapple the lost cable

The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition: preparing for the final attempt to grapple the lost cable, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition: preparing for the final attempt to grapple the lost cable - from a sketch by our special artist, 1865

Background imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel Collection: The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition: the paying-out machinery of the Great Eastern, 1865

The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition: the paying-out machinery of the Great Eastern, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition: the paying-out machinery of the Great Eastern - from a sketch by our special artist, 1865

Background imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel Collection: The suspension bridge over the Avon at Clifton, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson

The suspension bridge over the Avon at Clifton, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson
The suspension bridge over the Avon at Clifton, 1864. Bridge connecting Bristol and Clifton. Mr. Brunel's...estimate was £57, 000; but when £45

Background imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel Collection: Captain William Harrison, Commander of the 'Great Eastern' Steam-ship, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Captain William Harrison, Commander of the "Great Eastern" Steam-ship, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Captain William Harrison, Commander of the "Great Eastern" Steam-ship, 1858. Engraving from a portrait taken by Mr

Background imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel Collection: Brunel Aboard the Aphrodita, Liverpool, c.1857. Creator: Robert Howlett

Brunel Aboard the Aphrodita, Liverpool, c.1857. Creator: Robert Howlett
Brunel Aboard the Aphrodita, Liverpool, c.1857

Background imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel Collection: The Arrival of the 'Great Eastern' at New York - from a sketch taken on the Jersey side by E

The Arrival of the "Great Eastern" at New York - from a sketch taken on the Jersey side by E. Hall, 1860. A correspondent of the Times aboard Brunel's steamship wrote

Background imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel Collection: The Great Western Docks, Plymouth: the Graving Dock, 1857. Creator: Unknown

The Great Western Docks, Plymouth: the Graving Dock, 1857. Creator: Unknown
The Great Western Docks, Plymouth: the Graving Dock, 1857.... the plans...were prepared by Mr. I. K. Brunel, and carried out under the superintendence of Mr

Background imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel Collection: The Great Western Docks, Plymouth: the Floating Dock, 1857. Creator: Unknown

The Great Western Docks, Plymouth: the Floating Dock, 1857. Creator: Unknown
The Great Western Docks, Plymouth: the Floating Dock, 1857.... the plans...were prepared by Mr. I. K. Brunel, and carried out under the superintendence of Mr

Background imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel Collection: Progress of the Great Ship, building at Millwall, for the Eastern Steam Navigation Company, 1856

Progress of the Great Ship, building at Millwall, for the Eastern Steam Navigation Company, 1856. Creator: Unknown
Progress of the Great Ship, building at Millwall, for the Eastern Steam Navigation Company, 1856. Scene by the River Thames in London: Brunel's SS Great Eastern, an iron sail-powered

Background imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel Collection: The Great Western Railway New Terminus, at Paddington, 1854. Creator: Unknown

The Great Western Railway New Terminus, at Paddington, 1854. Creator: Unknown
The Great Western Railway New Terminus, at Paddington, 1854. Newly opened station at Paddington in London: It is the joint work of Mr [Isambard Kingdom] Brunel and Mr

Background imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel 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 imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel 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 imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel Collection: Old Hungerford Bridge, 1861. Creator: James Abbott McNeill Whistler

Old Hungerford Bridge, 1861. Creator: James Abbott McNeill Whistler
Old Hungerford Bridge, 1861

Background imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel Collection: Clifton Suspension Bridge near Bristol, c. 1832. Creator: James Bulwer

Clifton Suspension Bridge near Bristol, c. 1832. Creator: James Bulwer
Clifton Suspension Bridge near Bristol, c. 1832. Attributed to James Bulwer

Background imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel 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 imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel 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 imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel Collection: Aphrodita Under Construction, ca. 1857. Creator: Robert Howlett

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

Background imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel 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 imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel 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 imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel 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 imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel Collection: The Settlement and Church of Hearts Content, Newfoundland, 1866

The Settlement and Church of Hearts Content, Newfoundland, 1866

Background imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel Collection: First Telegraph House at Hearts Content, Newfoundland, 1866, 1866

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

Background imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel 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 imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel 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 imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel 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 imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel 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 imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel 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 imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel 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 imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel 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 imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel 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 imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel 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 imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel 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 imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel 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 imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel 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 imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel 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 imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel 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 imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel 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 imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel 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 imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel 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 imageIsambard Kingdom Brunel 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



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