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Raw Materials Collection

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: Wool sorters, c1880

Wool sorters, c1880. A print from Great Industries of Great Britain, Volume I, published by Cassell Petter and Galpin, (London, Paris, New York, c1880)

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: The ship Glad Tidings, with a cargo of American cotton, entering the port of Liverpool, 1865

The ship Glad Tidings, with a cargo of American cotton, entering the port of Liverpool, 1865. Creator: Smyth
The ship Glad Tidings, with a cargo of American cotton, entering the port of Liverpool, 1865. The reopening of the American cotton trade this summer has been hailed with grateful joy by many

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: Sombrero, one of the Leeward Islands, in the Caribbean Sea, 1865. Creator: Unknown

Sombrero, one of the Leeward Islands, in the Caribbean Sea, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Sombrero, one of the Leeward Islands, in the Caribbean Sea, 1865. Source of...the richest natural deposit of phosphate of lime at present known...a report was made to the British Government

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: The Custom-House and inner harbour, Colombo, Ceylon, 1864. Creator: Unknown

The Custom-House and inner harbour, Colombo, Ceylon, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Custom-House and inner harbour, Colombo, Ceylon [now Sri Lanka], 1864. Engraving from a photograph by Messrs. Slinn and Co

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: The International Exhibition: the New Zealand Court... 1862. Creator: Unknown

The International Exhibition: the New Zealand Court... 1862. Creator: Unknown
The International Exhibition: the New Zealand Court - from a photograph by the London Stereoscopic Company, 1862....some articles of furniture

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: The International Exhibition: the Brazilian Court... 1862. Creator: Unknown

The International Exhibition: the Brazilian Court... 1862. Creator: Unknown
The International Exhibition: the Brazilian Court - from a photograph by the London Stereoscopic Company, 1862. The collection comprised diamonds, emeralds, topazes, amethysts, jasper

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: Cotton from India: a cotton convoy - night encampment under a banyan-tree, 1862. Creator: Unknown

Cotton from India: a cotton convoy - night encampment under a banyan-tree, 1862. Creator: Unknown
Cotton from India: a cotton convoy proceeding from Rewah towards the Ganges - night encampment under a banyan-tree, 1862....a small convoy of solid wooden-wheeled carts, pad bullocks

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: Cotton from India: a cotton fleet descending the Ganges - casting off from Mirzapore, 1862

Cotton from India: a cotton fleet descending the Ganges - casting off from Mirzapore, 1862. Creator: Smyth
Cotton from India: a cotton fleet descending the Ganges - casting off from Mirzapore early in the morning, 1862. Boats en route to...Calcutta, for the purpose of shipping the cotton to Europe

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: View of the town of Guzerat, in the Punjaub, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson

View of the town of Guzerat, in the Punjaub, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson
View of the town of Guzerat, in the Punjaub, [India], 1864. We have been favoured by Captain Edward Paske, of the Bengal Staff Corps, and Deputy Commissioner of the District of Guzerat

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: 'The Last Trial of Madame Palissy' - painted by W. J. Grant - one of the prize pictures of... 1858

"The Last Trial of Madame Palissy" - painted by W. J. Grant - one of the prize pictures of... 1858
"The Last Trial of Madame Palissy" - painted by W. J. Grant - one of the prize pictures of the Glasgow Art Union, 1858

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: Boxwood Forest on the Shores of the Black Sea, 1858. Creator: Harvey Orrin Smith

Boxwood Forest on the Shores of the Black Sea, 1858. Creator: Harvey Orrin Smith
Boxwood Forest on the Shores of the Black Sea, 1858. Our Illustration represents one of the numerous boxwood forests on the shore of the Black Sea, in the province of Anatolia, Turkey in Asia

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: Barren Island, in the Bay of Bengal, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Barren Island, in the Bay of Bengal, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Barren Island, in the Bay of Bengal, 1858. This island...north-east of the Andaman Islands...was visited by the Hon. East India Company's steam-frigate Semiramis...and the British ensign was

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: A Bocan, or Cocoa-Drying House in Granada, 1857. Creator: Percy

A Bocan, or Cocoa-Drying House in Granada, 1857. Creator: Percy
A Bocan, or Cocoa-Drying House in Granada, 1857....building used for...drying and preparing the coffee and cocoa...[It] has a platform or terrace extending its whole length on that side most exposed

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: View on a Cocoa Plantation in the Island of Granada, 1857. Creator: Unknown

View on a Cocoa Plantation in the Island of Granada, 1857. Creator: Unknown
View on a Cocoa Plantation in the Island of Granada, 1857....a very flourishing estate in the Island of Granada...situated on the side of a lofty mountain, in the parish of St, John

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: Map of Central America shewing the Proposed Routes of Communication between the Atlantic & Pacific

Map of Central America shewing the Proposed Routes of Communication between the Atlantic & Pacific O Creator
Map of Central America shewing the Proposed Routes of Communication between the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans, 1856....and the Disputed Territories of British Honduras (Belize)

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: Price's Patent Candle Company - the Bromborough Pool Candle-Works - interior view... 1854

Price's Patent Candle Company - the Bromborough Pool Candle-Works - interior view... 1854. Creator: Unknown
The Bromborough Pool Candle-Works - interior view under three spans of roof - from a photograph, 1854. Candle factory on Merseyside

Background imageRaw Materials 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 imageRaw Materials Collection: Kaweah Delta Cooperative cotton gin and yard, Tulare County, CA, 1938. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Kaweah Delta Cooperative cotton gin and yard, Tulare County, CA, 1938. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Kaweah Delta Cooperative cotton gin and yard. Tulare County, California. There are three such cooperatives in the southern cotton industry

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: Bales of cotton on gin platform, Robstown, Texas, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Bales of cotton on gin platform, Robstown, Texas, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Bales of cotton on gin platform. Robstown, Texas

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: Cotton bales on gin platform, Robstown, Texas, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Cotton bales on gin platform, Robstown, Texas, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Cotton bales on gin platform. Robstown, Texas

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: Tung oil grove near Mossy Head, Florida, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Tung oil grove near Mossy Head, Florida, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Tung oil grove near Mossy Head, Florida. This is a new development in the cultivation of naval stores for oil. The trees came from China, the nut, when pressed, yields an oil used in paint manufacture

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: The Grocer's Shop at Christmas - drawn by Foster, 1850. Creator: Edmund Evans

The Grocer's Shop at Christmas - drawn by Foster, 1850. Creator: Edmund Evans
The Grocer's Shop at Christmas - drawn by Foster, 1850. Shoppers queuing to buy dried fruit to make plum puddings. Illustration to a story by John Oxenford

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: Museum in the Royal Botanic Gardens, at Kew, 1850. Creator: Unknown

Museum in the Royal Botanic Gardens, at Kew, 1850. Creator: Unknown
Museum in the Royal Botanic Gardens, at Kew, [in London], 1850. The objects are exhibited in cases fixed to the walls, and in a double row in the centre

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: Cotton textile mill interior, probably in Tashkent, between 1905 and 1915

Cotton textile mill interior, probably in Tashkent, between 1905 and 1915. Creator: Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky
Cotton textile mill interior, probably in Tashkent, between 1905 and 1915. Russian chemist and photographer Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky (1863-1944)

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: Cotton textile mill interior, probably in Tashkent, between 1905 and 1915

Cotton textile mill interior, probably in Tashkent, between 1905 and 1915. Creator: Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky
Cotton textile mill interior, probably in Tashkent, between 1905 and 1915. Russian chemist and photographer Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky (1863-1944)

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: Weighing cotton at Bombay for the English market, 1862. Creator: Joseph Austin Benwell

Weighing cotton at Bombay for the English market, 1862. Creator: Joseph Austin Benwell
Weighing cotton at Bombay for the English market, 1862. Here...the bales are landed from Surat, Baroche, Cambay, and other parts of Guzerat, Kuttyawa

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: Section of the batch house at a plant... Owens-Corning Fiberglass Corporation, Toledo, Ohio, 1942

Section of the batch house at a plant... Owens-Corning Fiberglass Corporation, Toledo, Ohio, 1942
Section of the batch house at a plant of the Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation, Toledo, Ohio. In the bins are stored the raw materials for the batch from which fiberglass materials vital to the war

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: Cotton gin, Hale County, Alabama, 1936. Creator: Walker Evans

Cotton gin, Hale County, Alabama, 1936. Creator: Walker Evans
Cotton gin, Hale County, Alabama

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: Wagonload of cotton near the gin. Vicinity of Moundville, Alabama, 1936. Creator: Walker Evans

Wagonload of cotton near the gin. Vicinity of Moundville, Alabama, 1936. Creator: Walker Evans
Wagonload of cotton near the gin. Vicinity of Moundville, Alabama

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: Loading cotton onto grain boats, River Nile, Cairo, Egypt, 1898

Loading cotton onto grain boats, River Nile, Cairo, Egypt, 1898. Baumwollhandler vor Kornschiffe am Nilufer bei Cairo. From " Rund um die Erde", by C. W. Allers

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: The Moss-Gatherers, 1872. Creator: Alfred Waud

The Moss-Gatherers, 1872. Creator: Alfred Waud
The Moss-Gatherers, 1872. People collecting Spanish moss in the southern USA....Spanish moss has become important as an article of commerce, for, when plucked from the trees

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: Weaving baskets for artillery shells, Nottingham, First World War, 1914-1918, (1933)

Weaving baskets for artillery shells, Nottingham, First World War, 1914-1918, (1933). Factory workers making packaging out of cane or willow, for the safe transport of shells to the front

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: Train Load of Sugar Cane, Cuba, c1910s. Creator: Unknown

Train Load of Sugar Cane, Cuba, c1910s. Creator: Unknown
Train Load of Sugar Cane, Cuba, c1910s. Sugar cane loaded onto open wagons for transport to a refinery. Postcard

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: Gall-nuts upon oak trees in Devon, 1857. Creator: Unknown

Gall-nuts upon oak trees in Devon, 1857. Creator: Unknown
Gall-nuts upon oak trees in Devon, 1857. Much attention has been drawn to the oak-trees in Devonshire during the last three or four years

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: The International Exhibition - Prize Medal - obverse, 1862. Creator: Unknown

The International Exhibition - Prize Medal - obverse, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The International Exhibition - Prize Medal - obverse, 1862. Design by Maclise, made by Leonard C. Wyon. The ill effect of crowding the composition is particularly observable in the lion

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: Cement materials, 1963. Artist: Michael Walters

Cement materials, 1963. Artist: Michael Walters
Cement materials, 1963. Lime and silica make up about 85% of the mass of cement and requires around 80 different operations requiring a large amount of heat and energy

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: Loading a cotton steamer, c1880

Loading a cotton steamer, c1880. Cotton is loaded onto a paddle steamer. A print from Great Industries of Great Britain, Volume I, published by Cassell Petter and Galpin, (London, Paris, New York)

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: A cotton chute, United States, c1880

A cotton chute, United States, c1880. Cotton is loaded onto a paddle steamer. A print from Great Industries of Great Britain, Volume I, published by Cassell Petter and Galpin, (London, Paris)

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: A cotton plantation, c1880

A cotton plantation, c1880. Slavery was officially abolished in the United States in 1865. A print from Great Industries of Great Britain, Volume I, published by Cassell Petter and Galpin, (London)

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: Cotton plant, c1880

Cotton plant, c1880. A print from Great Industries of Great Britain, Volume I, published by Cassell Petter and Galpin, (London, Paris, New York, c1880)

Background imageRaw Materials Collection: Llamas, c1880

Llamas, c1880. A print from Great Industries of Great Britain, Volume I, published by Cassell Petter and Galpin, (London, Paris, New York, c1880)



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