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Background imageWater Supply 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 imageWater Supply Collection: Mother and her daughter, Frederick Douglass housing project, Anacostia, D. C. 1942

Mother and her daughter, Frederick Douglass housing project, Anacostia, D. C. 1942. Creator: Gordon Parks
Anacostia, D.C. Frederick Douglass housing project. Mother and her daughter

Background imageWater Supply Collection: Drinking-fountain in Victoria Park, the gift of Miss Burdett Coutts, 1862. Creator: Unknown

Drinking-fountain in Victoria Park, the gift of Miss Burdett Coutts, 1862. Creator: Unknown
Drinking-fountain in Victoria Park, the gift of Miss Burdett Coutts, 1862. 'Its arrangement is octangular...Its masonry consists of Portland and Kentish ragstone

Background imageWater Supply Collection: Underground works at the junction of Hampstead-Road, Euston-Road, and Tottenham-Court-Road, 1864

Underground works at the junction of Hampstead-Road, Euston-Road, and Tottenham-Court-Road, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Underground works at the junction of Hampstead-Road, Euston-Road, and Tottenham-Court-Road, 1864. View showing '...what extensive subterranean works are being constructed in different parts of

Background imageWater Supply Collection: London Main-Drainage Works: Aqueduct at Abbey Mills, Stratford, 1864. Creator: Unknown

London Main-Drainage Works: Aqueduct at Abbey Mills, Stratford, 1864. Creator: Unknown
London Main-Drainage Works: Aqueduct at Abbey Mills, Stratford, 1864. 'The Illustration shows the manner in which the numerous waterways

Background imageWater Supply Collection: London Main-Drainage Works: view of the outfall of the Northern Drainage at Barking Creek, 1864

London Main-Drainage Works: view of the outfall of the Northern Drainage at Barking Creek, 1864. Creator: Unknown
London Main-Drainage Works: view of the outfall of the Northern Drainage at Barking Creek, 1864. Illustration of works on '...the great northern outfall on the Essex side of the Thames

Background imageWater Supply Collection: The Metropolitan Main-drainage works: machinery for lifting the sewage, 1864. Creator: Unknown

The Metropolitan Main-drainage works: machinery for lifting the sewage, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Metropolitan Main-drainage works: machinery for lifting the sewage, 1864. Diagram of '...the outfall of the southern system at Crossness

Background imageWater Supply Collection: The Metropolitan Main-drainage works at Crossness, 1864. Creator: Unknown

The Metropolitan Main-drainage works at Crossness, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Metropolitan Main-drainage works at Crossness, [Bexley], 1864. View of '...the works at this important outlet for the whole of the sewage drained from the area on the south side of

Background imageWater Supply Collection: 'Caravan Arriving At A Well Near Thebes, Egypt,' Mrs Roberton Blane, Female Artists Exhibition

"Caravan Arriving At A Well Near Thebes, Egypt," Mrs Roberton Blane, Female Artists Exhibition
"Caravan Arriving At A Well Near Thebes, Egypt," Mrs Roberton Blane [sic], Female Artists Exhibition, 1864. Engraving of a painting, '...which shows that ladies

Background imageWater Supply Collection: St. Mary's National Schools and new drinking-fountain at Chatham, 1864. Creator: Unknown

St. Mary's National Schools and new drinking-fountain at Chatham, 1864. Creator: Unknown
St. Mary's National Schools and new drinking-fountain at Chatham, [in Kent], 1864. Engraving from a photograph by Mr. R. Taylor

Background imageWater Supply Collection: Tunis water-carriers, 1864. Creator: Joseph Austin Benwell

Tunis water-carriers, 1864. Creator: Joseph Austin Benwell
Tunis water-carriers, 1864. The group represented in our Engraving under this title is from a sketch by an artist who recently visited Tunis and thence went overland to Egypt

Background imageWater Supply Collection: Progress of the Waterworks at Menilmontant for the supply of Paris, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Progress of the Waterworks at Menilmontant for the supply of Paris, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Progress of the Waterworks at Menilmontant for the supply of Paris, 1864. The problems of pollution of the River Seine, and of...water not being obtainable in the upper stories of Parisian houses

Background imageWater Supply Collection: 'The Meeting of Abraham's Servant with Rebekah at the Well', by W. Hilton, R.A... 1864

"The Meeting of Abraham's Servant with Rebekah at the Well", by W. Hilton, R.A... 1864
"The Meeting of Abraham's Servant with Rebekah at the Well", by W. Hilton, R.A. in the National Gallery, South Kensington, 1864. Engraving of a painting

Background imageWater Supply Collection: 'Winter', drawn by A. Hunt, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson. 'Winter', drawn by A. Hunt, 1864

"Winter", drawn by A. Hunt, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson. "Winter", drawn by A. Hunt, 1864
"Winter", drawn by A. Hunt, 1864. The sun is sinking-in the wintry sky, And all the landscape lies enwrapp'd in snow; The day is dying, and to see it die Come youth and age

Background imageWater Supply Collection: Water-tank in St. Giles's-in-the-Fields, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Water-tank in St. Giles's-in-the-Fields, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Water-tank in St. Giles's-in-the-Fields, [London], 1858. There are certain portions of London where the buildings are dilapidated and most of the inhabitants squalid...It should, however

Background imageWater Supply Collection: Moorish Fountain, Algiers, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Moorish Fountain, Algiers, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Moorish Fountain, Algiers, 1858. In all Mohammedan cities fountains are very numerous and picturesque, and often magnificent

Background imageWater Supply Collection: Fountain in Small Square, Algiers, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Fountain in Small Square, Algiers, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Fountain in Small Square, Algiers, 1858. In all Mohammedan cities fountains are very numerous and picturesque, and often magnificent

Background imageWater Supply Collection: Fire-Plug, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Fire-Plug, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Fire-Plug [fire hydrant], 1858. A cry of fire has been raised. The water bailiff has promptly turned on the water, and from one of the fireplugs gushes a mass of water

Background imageWater Supply Collection: The Accident at St. George's Hospital: the Cistern on the Roof, 1876. Creator: Unknown

The Accident at St. George's Hospital: the Cistern on the Roof, 1876. Creator: Unknown
The Accident at St. George's Hospital: the Cistern on the Roof, 1876. One of the female patients...died yesterday week from the effects of the shock caused by this extraordinary accident...[she

Background imageWater Supply Collection: American Sketches: Prison Life in Blackwell's Island, New York - outdoor work, 1876

American Sketches: Prison Life in Blackwell's Island, New York - outdoor work, 1876. Creator: Unknown
American Sketches: Prison Life in Blackwell's Island, New York - outdoor work, 1876. The outdoor employments assigned to most of the male convicts, who number above five hundred

Background imageWater Supply Collection: Drinking-Fountain by Mr. J. Durham. A.R.A. in the exhibition of the Royal Academy, 1876

Drinking-Fountain by Mr. J. Durham. A.R.A. in the exhibition of the Royal Academy, 1876. Creator: Unknown
Drinking-Fountain by Mr. J. Durham. A.R.A. in the exhibition of the Royal Academy, 1876. The bronze double drinking-fountain, designed by Mr. Joseph Durham...was originally intended by Mr

Background imageWater Supply Collection: Sketches at Gibraltar, 1876. Creator: Unknown

Sketches at Gibraltar, 1876. Creator: Unknown
Sketches at Gibraltar, 1876. Engraving from a sketch by...a valued correspondent and amateur artist, Major W. O. Carlile, R.A...Eggs; Chickens; Milkman; Water Carriers; Spanish Caleche; Spanish Women

Background imageWater Supply Collection: Life on the Crozet Islands, from sketches supplied by Mr. Spencer Joslen, 1876. Creator: C.R

Life on the Crozet Islands, from sketches supplied by Mr. Spencer Joslen, 1876. Creator: C.R
Life on the Crozet Islands, from sketches supplied by Mr. Spencer Joslen, 1876. Exterior of Hut; Knocking over Penguins; Bringing Water from the Spring; Interior of Hut...the emigrant-ship Strathmore

Background imageWater Supply Collection: Improvements in Calcutta: The Dunkin Bustee, in Chowringhee, 1860. Creator: Unknown

Improvements in Calcutta: The Dunkin Bustee, in Chowringhee, 1860. Creator: Unknown
Improvements in Calcutta: The Dunkin Bustee, in Chowringhee, 1860. Europeans in India. The Calcutta Municipality has commenced clearing the European, quarter of the town from its native inmates

Background imageWater Supply Collection: Tyrolean Landscape. Study, c.1836. Creator: Louis Gurlitt

Tyrolean Landscape. Study, c.1836. Creator: Louis Gurlitt
Tyrolean Landscape. Study, c.1836

Background imageWater Supply Collection: Sketches in Madrid: the Water Supply of Madrid, 1876. Creator: C.R

Sketches in Madrid: the Water Supply of Madrid, 1876. Creator: C.R
Sketches in Madrid: the Water Supply of Madrid, 1876. British opinion being expressed as to the personal hygiene of foreigners....the ordinary aspects of life in Madrid...filling of casks by

Background imageWater Supply Collection: The War in the Herzegovina: sketches by our special artist, 1876. Creator: Unknown

The War in the Herzegovina: sketches by our special artist, 1876. Creator: Unknown
The War in the Herzegovina: sketches by our special artist, 1876....some ordinary incidents and habits of campaigning life during the irregular warfare of the past six months in those rugged

Background imageWater Supply Collection: La Maniere de Petain; Le commandant en chef dans les cantonnements, 1917. Creator: Unknown

La Maniere de Petain; Le commandant en chef dans les cantonnements, 1917. Creator: Unknown
La Maniere de Petain; Le commandant en chef dans les cantonnements, 1917. First World War:Petain, commander-in-chief of the cantonments

Background imageWater Supply Collection: Street in Hamburg. Study in Architecture, 1870. Creator: Wilhelm von Hanno

Street in Hamburg. Study in Architecture, 1870. Creator: Wilhelm von Hanno
Street in Hamburg. Study in Architecture, 1870

Background imageWater Supply Collection: 'The House on Fire on Christmas Eve', 1860. Creator: Unknown. 'The House on Fire on Christmas Eve'

"The House on Fire on Christmas Eve", 1860. Creator: Unknown. "The House on Fire on Christmas Eve"
"The House on Fire on Christmas Eve", 1860. Illustration from a short story published in "Illustrated London News", 1860

Background imageWater Supply Collection: New drinking-fountain at Scarborough, 1860. Creator: Unknown

New drinking-fountain at Scarborough, 1860. Creator: Unknown
New drinking-fountain at Scarborough, 1860. A drinking-fountain has recently been erected in Scarborough, near the gate which gives admission to the Castle Holms

Background imageWater Supply Collection: New drinking-fountain in Bishopsgate, 1860. Creator: Unknown

New drinking-fountain in Bishopsgate, 1860. Creator: Unknown
New drinking-fountain in Bishopsgate, 1860. Inauguration of a public fountain in the ward of Bishopsgate in the City of London. The hoarding was immediately removed, and Mr

Background imageWater Supply Collection: Allegory of the Catholic Church: Plenary Indulgences (Indulgences plénières), c.1790

Allegory of the Catholic Church: Plenary Indulgences (Indulgences plénières), c.1790. Creator: Louis Jean Desprez
Allegory of the Catholic Church: Plenary Indulgences (Indulgences plenieres), c.1790. A monumental staircase, flanked by buildings, chapels carved from the rock, and an aqueduct leading to a church

Background imageWater Supply Collection: Sketches from Madagascar - the Traveller's-tree (Urania speciosa), 1858

Sketches from Madagascar - the Traveller's-tree (Urania speciosa), 1858. Creator: Josiah Wood Whymper
Sketches from Madagascar - the Traveller's-tree (Urania speciosa), 1858. The tree rises from the ground with a thick succulent stem...It sends out...long

Background imageWater Supply Collection: Jan Blanken Jansz. Superintendent of Waterworks, 1820-1838. Creator: Jean Augustin Daiwaille

Jan Blanken Jansz. Superintendent of Waterworks, 1820-1838. Creator: Jean Augustin Daiwaille
Jan Blanken Jansz. Superintendent of Waterworks, 1820-1838

Background imageWater Supply Collection: Quarters for infantry at the camp of Chalons - from a drawing by M. Beaucé, 1860. Creator: Unknown

Quarters for infantry at the camp of Chalons - from a drawing by M. Beaucé, 1860. Creator: Unknown
Quarters for infantry at the camp of Chalons, [France] - from a drawing by M. Beauce, 1860. It must not be supposed that the barracks here represented are for all the infantry

Background imageWater Supply Collection: New drinking-fountain in Fleet Street, 1860. Creator: Unknown

New drinking-fountain in Fleet Street, 1860. Creator: Unknown
New drinking-fountain in Fleet Street, [London], 1860. The interesting ceremony of opening a new drinking-fountain, erected at the expense of Sir James Duke, Bart. M.P

Background imageWater Supply Collection: New drinking-fountain in Bishopsgate, 1860. Creator: Unknown

New drinking-fountain in Bishopsgate, 1860. Creator: Unknown
New drinking-fountain in Bishopsgate, 1860. Inauguration of a public fountain in the ward of Bishopsgate in the City of London. The hoarding was immediately removed, and Mr

Background imageWater Supply Collection: Village street with church. Creator: Cornelis Claesz van Wieringen

Village street with church. Creator: Cornelis Claesz van Wieringen
Village street with church

Background imageWater Supply Collection: Fountain to be erected in front of Holyrood Palace, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Fountain to be erected in front of Holyrood Palace, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Fountain to be erected in front of Holyrood Palace, [in Edinburgh], 1858. The improvements which have been made in the neighbourhood of Holyrood by the late First Commissioner have been on rather an

Background imageWater Supply Collection: Farmhouse near Helvoirt, 1814-1816. Creator: Pieter Barbiers

Farmhouse near Helvoirt, 1814-1816. Creator: Pieter Barbiers
Farmhouse near Helvoirt, 1814-1816

Background imageWater Supply Collection: The Aqua Claudia in Rome, c.1809-c.1812. Creator: Josephus Augustus Knip

The Aqua Claudia in Rome, c.1809-c.1812. Creator: Josephus Augustus Knip
The Aqua Claudia in Rome, c.1809-c.1812. Scattered throughout the ancient city centre of Rome are the remains of the Aqua Claudia

Background imageWater Supply Collection: A Fountain at Grottaferrata, c.1809-c.1812. Creator: Josephus Augustus Knip

A Fountain at Grottaferrata, c.1809-c.1812. Creator: Josephus Augustus Knip
A Fountain at Grottaferrata, c.1809-c.1812. Grottaferrata is located southeast of Rome, on the northern side of Lake Albano

Background imageWater Supply Collection: Nero's Aqueduct in Rome, c.1809-c.1812. Creator: Josephus Augustus Knip

Nero's Aqueduct in Rome, c.1809-c.1812. Creator: Josephus Augustus Knip
Nero's Aqueduct in Rome, c.1809-c.1812. Knip seems here to have drawn a section of the aqueduct that even now is still known as the Aquadotto Neroniano, the ancient Aqua Neronis

Background imageWater Supply Collection: A Part of an Aqueduct in Rome, c.1809-c.1812. Creator: Josephus Augustus Knip

A Part of an Aqueduct in Rome, c.1809-c.1812. Creator: Josephus Augustus Knip
A Part of an Aqueduct in Rome, c.1809-c.1812. Knip identified many of the aqueducts he drew as the Aquaduc de Neron (Nero's Aquaduct)

Background imageWater Supply Collection: Adam's Berg (Mulkirigala), Entrance to the Image Rooms Hewn into the Rocks, 1785

Adam's Berg (Mulkirigala), Entrance to the Image Rooms Hewn into the Rocks, 1785. Creator: Jan Brandes
Adam's Berg (Mulkirigala), Entrance to the Image Rooms Hewn into the Rocks, 1785. Buddhist shrine in Ceylon, (now Sri Lanka), near Mulgirigala

Background imageWater Supply Collection: Pump in Ray-Street, Clerkenwell-Green, supplied from the Clerks Well, 1857. Creator: Unknown

Pump in Ray-Street, Clerkenwell-Green, supplied from the Clerks Well, 1857. Creator: Unknown
Pump in Ray-Street, Clerkenwell-Green, supplied from the Clerks Well, [London], 1857. A relic of old Clerkenwell has just been removed...it is associated with, and is the representative of

Background imageWater Supply Collection: The Waardpoort and the Oude Gracht in Utrecht, 1814. Creator: Jan Hendrik Verheyen

The Waardpoort and the Oude Gracht in Utrecht, 1814. Creator: Jan Hendrik Verheyen
The Waardpoort and the Oude Gracht in Utrecht, 1814. Note water pump on right



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