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Marc Isambard Collection

Background imageMarc Isambard 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 imageMarc Isambard 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 imageMarc Isambard 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)

Background imageMarc Isambard Collection: Diving-Bell Used in the Construction of the Thames Tunnel, (c1878). Creator: Unknown

Diving-Bell Used in the Construction of the Thames Tunnel, (c1878). Creator: Unknown
Diving-Bell Used in the Construction of the Thames Tunnel, (c1878). Diving bell being used to plug a hole in the bottom of the River Thames

Background imageMarc Isambard Collection: The Thames Tunnel (as it appeared when originally opened for traffic), (c1872)

The Thames Tunnel (as it appeared when originally opened for traffic), (c1872). The Thames Tunnel, connecting Wapping and Rotherhithe in London, was the first underwater tunnel in the world

Background imageMarc Isambard Collection: The Thames Tunnel under construction, London, c1835

The Thames Tunnel under construction, London, c1835. Cross section showing the Thames Tunnel, connecting Wapping and Rotherhithe, being built; with a view of its position beneath the River Thames

Background imageMarc Isambard Collection: Shaft for descent to the entrance of the Thames Tunnel (view from the top), London, 1831

Shaft for descent to the entrance of the Thames Tunnel (view from the top), London, 1831. The Thames Tunnel, connecting Wapping and Rotherhithe, was the first underwater tunnel in the world

Background imageMarc Isambard Collection: The Thames Tunnel, London, 1827

The Thames Tunnel, London, 1827. Views of the Thames Tunnel: top, a cross section of the tunnel with the river above; centre

Background imageMarc Isambard Collection: View of the entrance to the Thames Tunnel, London, 1854. Artist: Jules Louis Arnout

View of the entrance to the Thames Tunnel, London, 1854. Artist: Jules Louis Arnout
View of the entrance to the Thames Tunnel, London, 1854. The Thames Tunnel, connecting Wapping and Rotherhithe, was the first underwater tunnel in the world

Background imageMarc Isambard Collection: View of the shield used in the construction of the Thames Tunnel, London, 1835. Artist

View of the shield used in the construction of the Thames Tunnel, London, 1835. Artist
View of the shield used in the construction of the Thames Tunnel, London, 1835. The Thames Tunnel, connecting Wapping and Rotherhithe, was the first underwater tunnel in the world

Background imageMarc Isambard Collection: Interior view of the Thames Tunnel, London, 1830

Interior view of the Thames Tunnel, London, 1830. The Thames Tunnel, connecting Wapping and Rotherhithe, was the first underwater tunnel in the world

Background imageMarc Isambard Collection: Thames Tunnel, London, 1827. Artist: T Blood

Thames Tunnel, London, 1827. Artist: T Blood
Thames Tunnel, London, 1827. Four views of the Thames Tunnel, showing a general view and section, along with sections showing construction workers and a carriage travelling through the tunnel

Background imageMarc Isambard Collection: Plan, sections and elevations of the Thames Tunnel, London, 1835. Artist: E Turrell

Plan, sections and elevations of the Thames Tunnel, London, 1835. Artist: E Turrell
Plan, sections and elevations of the Thames Tunnel, London, 1835. The Thames Tunnel, connecting Wapping and Rotherhithe, was the first underwater tunnel in the world

Background imageMarc Isambard Collection: Construction of the Thames Tunnel, London, 1827. Artist: George Cooke

Construction of the Thames Tunnel, London, 1827. Artist: George Cooke
Construction of the Thames Tunnel, London, 1827. View showing the tunnel under construction and the diving bell which was used. The spire of St Mary, Rotherhithe can be seen in the distance

Background imageMarc Isambard Collection: Thames Tunnel, London, 1835. Artist: John Harris

Thames Tunnel, London, 1835. Artist: John Harris
Thames Tunnel, London, 1835. The Thames Tunnel, connecting Wapping and Rotherhithe, was the first underwater tunnel in the world

Background imageMarc Isambard Collection: Entrance to the Thames Tunnel at Wapping, London, 1836

Entrance to the Thames Tunnel at Wapping, London, 1836. The Thames Tunnel, connecting Wapping and Rotherhithe, was the first underwater tunnel in the world

Background imageMarc Isambard Collection: Plan and longitudinal section of the Thames Tunnel, London, 1842

Plan and longitudinal section of the Thames Tunnel, London, 1842. The Thames Tunnel, connecting Wapping and Rotherhithe, was the first underwater tunnel in the world

Background imageMarc Isambard Collection: The Thames Tunnel, London, 1827. Artist: Samuel Knights

The Thames Tunnel, London, 1827. Artist: Samuel Knights
THE TUNNEL !!! or another BUBBLE BURST!, 1827; pedestrians walking through the Thames Tunnel, London flee in terror as a torrent of water gushes through the roof. Beneath this image is a moral verse

Background imageMarc Isambard Collection: Thames Tunnel, London, 19th century

Thames Tunnel, London, 19th century. The Thames Tunnel from Rotherhithe to Wapping was the most remarkable undertaking by the engineer and inventor Sir Marc Isambard Brunel (1769-1849)

Background imageMarc Isambard Collection: Thames Tunnel, London, mid 19th century

Thames Tunnel, London, mid 19th century. Designed by Marc Isambard Brunel, the Thames Tunnel, connecting Wapping and Rotherhithe, was the first underwater tunnel in the world

Background imageMarc Isambard Collection: Thames Tunnel, c1830

Thames Tunnel, c1830. The Thames Tunnel from Rotherhithe to Wapping was the most remarkable undertaking by the engineer and inventor Sir Marc Isambard Brunel (1769-1849)

Background imageMarc Isambard Collection: Flooding during the excavation of the Thames Tunnel, London, 1828

Flooding during the excavation of the Thames Tunnel, London, 1828 (1836). Tom, Jerry and Logic having a narrow escape as water breaks through during a visit to the Thames Tunnel workings

Background imageMarc Isambard Collection: The Thames Tunnel, London, 1832

The Thames Tunnel, London, 1832. Cross-section of Marc Isambard Brunels double-arched masonry tunnel beneath the Thames. The Thames Tunnel, connecting Wapping and Rotherhithe

Background imageMarc Isambard Collection: Flooding during the excavation of the Thames Tunnel, London, 1828 (1836)

Flooding during the excavation of the Thames Tunnel, London, 1828 (1836). On 12 January 1828, water flooded into the workings of Marc Isambard Brunels tunnel beneath the River Thames

Background imageMarc Isambard Collection: Tunneling shield used in the construction of the Thames Tunnel, London, 1842

Tunneling shield used in the construction of the Thames Tunnel, London, 1842
Tunneling shield used in the construction of the Thames Tunnel, London, 1825-1843. Men at work in the tunneling shield, patented in 1818 by the tunnels designer, Marc Isambard Brunel

Background imageMarc Isambard Collection: Construction of the Thames Tunnel, London, 1825-1843

Construction of the Thames Tunnel, London, 1825-1843. Section of Marc Isambard Brunels tunnel showing men at work in the tunneling shield (right) while others take away spoil

Background imageMarc Isambard Collection: The Thames Tunnel, London, c1825-c1845

The Thames Tunnel, London, c1825-c1845. Cross-section showing the position of Marc Isambard Brunels double-arched masonry tunnel in relation to the Thames


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