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Pollution Collection

Background imagePollution Collection: Train crossing Stockport viaduct on the London & North Western Railway, c1845

Train crossing Stockport viaduct on the London & North Western Railway, c1845. Note the pollution of the river banks, smoking chimneys and the complete domination of the scene by the viaduct

Background imagePollution Collection: St. Pancras. A terminus of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, 1935. Creator: Unknown

St. Pancras. A terminus of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, 1935. Creator: Unknown
St. Pancras. A terminus of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, 1935. From " Railway Wonders of the World, Vol. 1". [The Amalgamated Press Limited, London, 1935]

Background imagePollution Collection: Water! Water! Everywhere; and not a Drop to Drink, 1849

Water! Water! Everywhere; and not a Drop to Drink, 1849. Comment on the London water supply during the reappearance of cholera in 1848 and 1849

Background imagePollution Collection: Industrial polltion, Sheffield, Yorkshire, c1925

Industrial polltion, Sheffield, Yorkshire, c1925. Factory chimneys pouring out polluted smoke

Background imagePollution Collection: Tapping blast furnace, and casting iron into pigs, Siemens iron and steel works, Wales, 1885

Tapping blast furnace, and casting iron into pigs, Siemens iron and steel works, Wales, 1885. The pollution generated during the production of iron and steel at the Siemens Landore Works

Background imagePollution Collection: Westminster from a Savoy window, 1925 -1926. Creator: CRW Nevinson

Westminster from a Savoy window, 1925 -1926. Creator: CRW Nevinson
Westminster from a Savoy window, 1925 -1926. A winter view of the River Thames looking south west from an upper window at Savoy Hotel.

Background imagePollution Collection: Limehouse, before 1920? Creator: Charles Henry Baskett

Limehouse, before 1920? Creator: Charles Henry Baskett
Limehouse, before 1920? Depicts many barges and boats on the River Thames in the industrial area of Limehouse in the East End of London

Background imagePollution Collection: Port Of Rouen, Unloading Wood, 1898. Creator: Camille Pissarro

Port Of Rouen, Unloading Wood, 1898. Creator: Camille Pissarro
Port Of Rouen, Unloading Wood, 1898.

Background imagePollution Collection: Maine wreckage, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Maine wreckage, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Maine wreckage, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imagePollution Collection: Sheffield, from the Langsett Road, showing the suburbs that were flooded..., 1864. Creator: Unknown

Sheffield, from the Langsett Road, showing the suburbs that were flooded..., 1864. Creator: Unknown
Sheffield, from the Langsett Road, showing the suburbs that were flooded - from a sketch by our special artist, 1864. 'View of Sheffield, taken from the Langsett Road

Background imagePollution Collection: British liquid fire attack, 7 Jul 1917. Creator: Bain News Service

British liquid fire attack, 7 Jul 1917. Creator: Bain News Service
British liquid fire attack, 7 Jul 1917. Liquid fire demonstration during King George V's visit to the Gas School, Helfaut, France, July 7, 1917 during World War I

Background imagePollution Collection: Close No. 80 High Street (#11), Printed 1900. Creator: Thomas Annan

Close No. 80 High Street (#11), Printed 1900. Creator: Thomas Annan
Close No. 80 High Street (#11), Printed 1900

Background imagePollution Collection: Port of Marseille, 1900-1950. Artist: Frank Will

Port of Marseille, 1900-1950. Artist: Frank Will
Port of Marseille, 1900-1950

Background imagePollution Collection: Detroit Rubber Works, Detroit, Mich. c1908. Creator: William H. Jackson

Detroit Rubber Works, Detroit, Mich. c1908. Creator: William H. Jackson
Detroit Rubber Works, Detroit, Mich. c1908

Background imagePollution Collection: Edison Electric plant [Detroit Edison Company], Detroit, Mich. between 1900 and 1910

Edison Electric plant [Detroit Edison Company], Detroit, Mich. between 1900 and 1910. Creator: William H. Jackson
Edison Electric plant [Detroit Edison Company], Detroit, Mich. between 1900 and 1910

Background imagePollution Collection: City of Erie (Pennsylvania), c1900. Creator: William H. Jackson

City of Erie (Pennsylvania), c1900. Creator: William H. Jackson
City of Erie (Pennsylvania), c1900

Background imagePollution Collection: Whirleys unloading ore, Penna. R.R. [Pennsylvania Railroad] docks, Erie, Pa. ca 1900

Whirleys unloading ore, Penna. R.R. [Pennsylvania Railroad] docks, Erie, Pa. ca 1900. Creator: William H. Jackson
Whirleys unloading ore, Penna. R.R. [Pennsylvania Railroad] docks, Erie, Pa. ca 1900

Background imagePollution Collection: The first plague of Egypt, 1755-1779. Creator: Monogrammist BF

The first plague of Egypt, 1755-1779. Creator: Monogrammist BF
The first plague of Egypt, 1755-1779

Background imagePollution Collection: Great Lakes Engineering Works, Ecorse, Mich. (1906?). Creator: Unknown

Great Lakes Engineering Works, Ecorse, Mich. (1906?). Creator: Unknown
Great Lakes Engineering Works, Ecorse, Mich. (1906?)

Background imagePollution Collection: Viaduct and bottle works, Streator, Ill. 1901 Oct 11. Creator: Unknown

Viaduct and bottle works, Streator, Ill. 1901 Oct 11. Creator: Unknown
Viaduct and bottle works, Streator, Ill. 1901 Oct 11

Background imagePollution Collection: Illinois Steel Works, South Chicago, Ill. between 1900 and 1905. Creator: Unknown

Illinois Steel Works, South Chicago, Ill. between 1900 and 1905. Creator: Unknown
Illinois Steel Works, South Chicago, Ill. between 1900 and 1905

Background imagePollution Collection: Youngstown, between 1900 and 1905. Creator: Unknown

Youngstown, between 1900 and 1905. Creator: Unknown
Youngstown, between 1900 and 1905

Background imagePollution Collection: Merchants and Miners Wharf, Norfolk, Va. between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Unknown

Merchants and Miners Wharf, Norfolk, Va. between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Unknown
Merchants and Miners Wharf, Norfolk, Va. between 1910 and 1920

Background imagePollution Collection: S.S. Dakota, broadside, between 1890 and 1910. Creator: Unknown

S.S. Dakota, broadside, between 1890 and 1910. Creator: Unknown
S.S. Dakota, broadside, between 1890 and 1910

Background imagePollution Collection: The Grand Naval Review, at Spithead: Liberty-Men going on Shore - sketched by J. W

The Grand Naval Review, at Spithead: Liberty-Men going on Shore - sketched by J. W. Carmichael, 1856 Creator: W Thomas
The Grand Naval Review, at Spithead: Liberty-Men going on Shore - sketched by J. W. Carmichael, 1856. Ships of the Royal Navy taking part in a display off the coast of Hampshire....the entrance to

Background imagePollution Collection: Coal dumping machine, Ashtabula, Ohio, ca 1900. Creator: Unknown

Coal dumping machine, Ashtabula, Ohio, ca 1900. Creator: Unknown
Coal dumping machine, Ashtabula, Ohio, ca 1900

Background imagePollution Collection: Unloading ore at L.S. & M.S. [Lake Shore & Michigan Southern] Ry. Co.'s docks, Ashtabula, Ohio

Unloading ore at L.S. & M.S. [Lake Shore & Michigan Southern] Ry. Co.'s docks, Ashtabula, Ohio, ca 1900

Background imagePollution Collection: Ore dock and harbor, Cleveland, Ohio, c1901. Creator: Unknown

Ore dock and harbor, Cleveland, Ohio, c1901. Creator: Unknown
Ore dock and harbor, Cleveland, Ohio, c1901

Background imagePollution Collection: Courcelles gas plant, 1884. Creator: Ernest Jean Delahaye

Courcelles gas plant, 1884. Creator: Ernest Jean Delahaye
Courcelles gas plant, 1884

Background imagePollution Collection: Chrysanthemums, in the Inner Temple Garden, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Chrysanthemums, in the Inner Temple Garden, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Chrysanthemums, in the Inner Temple Garden, 1854. The collection...consists of above 200 varieties...Accordingly, this year's display is one of the best shows of the kind

Background imagePollution Collection: Mare and Co.'s Iron Ship-Building Works, Bow-Creek, Blackwall, 1854

Mare and Co.'s Iron Ship-Building Works, Bow-Creek, Blackwall, 1854. Creator: Charles William Sheeres
Mare and Co.'s Iron Ship-Building Works, Bow-Creek, Blackwall, 1854. Shipyard on the River Thames in London during the Crimean War, ...an industrial army of between 3000 and 4000 hands

Background imagePollution Collection: Near Wellington, Shropshire, 1821. Creator: Francis Nicholson

Near Wellington, Shropshire, 1821. Creator: Francis Nicholson
Near Wellington, Shropshire, 1821

Background imagePollution Collection: The Last Bather, from Puck, 1880. Creator: Joseph Keppler

The Last Bather, from Puck, 1880. Creator: Joseph Keppler
The Last Bather, from Puck, 1880

Background imagePollution Collection: Cairo, Egypt, 2007. Creator: Ethel Davies

Cairo, Egypt, 2007. Creator: Ethel Davies
Cairo, Egypt, 2007. Busy street scene with a green mosque and minaret in the centre of the city, Cairo, Egypt

Background imagePollution Collection: Gold mine, between c1900 and c1930. Creator: Unknown

Gold mine, between c1900 and c1930. Creator: Unknown
Gold mine, between c1900 and c1930

Background imagePollution Collection: Deadwood and Delaware Smelter at Deadwood, SDak, 1890. Creator: John C. H. Grabill

Deadwood and Delaware Smelter at Deadwood, SDak, 1890. Creator: John C. H. Grabill
Deadwood and Delaware Smelter at Deadwood, SDak, 1890. Smelter industry buildings and equipment; a few men posed in front of buildings

Background imagePollution Collection: Glass factory in Borzhom, between 1905 and 1915. Creator: Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky

Glass factory in Borzhom, between 1905 and 1915. Creator: Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky
Glass factory in Borzhom (Borjomi, Georgia), between 1905 and 1915. Russian chemist and photographer Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky (1863-1944)

Background imagePollution Collection: Preston, Lancashire, 1862. Creator: Unknown

Preston, Lancashire, 1862. Creator: Unknown
Preston, Lancashire, 1862. The pure mountain air, and the full, strong sea-breeze, come laden with health to its people, and do their best to neutralise the effect of the smoke belched forth from

Background imagePollution Collection: View of a Village in the Barabinsk Steppe in Winter, 1880-1897. Creator: Pavel Mikhailovich Kosharov

View of a Village in the Barabinsk Steppe in Winter, 1880-1897. Creator: Pavel Mikhailovich Kosharov
View of a Village in the Barabinsk Steppe in Winter, 1880-1897. From a collection of paintings, lithographs, sketches, studies, and drawings

Background imagePollution Collection: Lake Baikal. Icebreaker, 1904-1917. Creator: Unknown

Lake Baikal. Icebreaker, 1904-1917. Creator: Unknown
Lake Baikal. Icebreaker, 1904-1917. National Library of Russia

Background imagePollution Collection: The icebreaker 'Baikal' is on its way, 1904-1914. Creator: Unknown

The icebreaker "Baikal" is on its way, 1904-1914. Creator: Unknown
The icebreaker "Baikal" is on its way, 1904-1914. This postcard is from the "Lake Baikal" series. National Library of Russia

Background imagePollution Collection: Worker at carbon black plant, Sunray, Texas, 1942. Creator: John Vachon

Worker at carbon black plant, Sunray, Texas, 1942. Creator: John Vachon
Worker at carbon black plant, Sunray, Texas

Background imagePollution Collection: Copper mining section between Ducktown and Copperhill, Tennessee, 1940. Creator: Marion Post Wolcott

Copper mining section between Ducktown and Copperhill, Tennessee, 1940. Creator: Marion Post Wolcott
Copper mining section between Ducktown and Copperhill], Tennessee. Fumes from smelting copper for sulfuric acid have destroyed all vegetation and eroded the land

Background imagePollution Collection: Copper mining and sulfuric acid plant, Copperhill, Tenn. 1940. Creator: Marion Post Wolcott

Copper mining and sulfuric acid plant, Copperhill, Tenn. 1940. Creator: Marion Post Wolcott
Copper mining and sulfuric acid plant, Copperhill, Tennessee

Background imagePollution Collection: Houses and factories, between 1941 and 1942. Creator: Unknown

Houses and factories, between 1941 and 1942. Creator: Unknown
Houses and factories

Background imagePollution Collection: A train bringing copper ore out of the mine, Ducktown, Tenn. 1939. Creator: Marion Post Wolcott

A train bringing copper ore out of the mine, Ducktown, Tenn. 1939. Creator: Marion Post Wolcott
A train bringing copper ore out of the mine, Ducktown, Tennessee. Fumes from smelting copper for sulfuric acid have destroyed all vegetation and eroded the land

Background imagePollution Collection: Mountain streams in Ouray County, Colorado, 1940. Creator: Russell Lee

Mountain streams in Ouray County, Colorado, 1940. Creator: Russell Lee
Mountain streams in Ouray County, Colorado run yellow because of the tailings from the gold mills

Background imagePollution Collection: Ellington Lumber Company mill, Keno, Klamath County, Oregon, 1939. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Ellington Lumber Company mill, Keno, Klamath County, Oregon, 1939. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Ellington Lumber Company mill. Keno, Klamath County, Oregon



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