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Background imageWire Collection: Putting wire wrapping around the suspension cables, Brooklyn Suspension Bridge, 1883

Putting wire wrapping around the suspension cables, Brooklyn Suspension Bridge, 1883
Putting wire wrapping around the suspension cables, Brooklyn Suspension Bridge, New York. Each cable was made up of more than 5, 000 separate strands

Background imageWire Collection: Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable: receiving messages from the Great Eastern...Valencia

Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable: receiving messages from the Great Eastern...Valencia, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable: receiving messages from the Great Eastern in the instrument-room of the Telegraph House at Foilhommerum, Valencia, 1865

Background imageWire Collection: British wiring parties in rain, Sept 1916. Creator: Bain News Service

British wiring parties in rain, Sept 1916. Creator: Bain News Service
British wiring parties in rain, Sept 1916. British soldiers taking unbarbed concertina wire to the forward area, near Hamel, September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme in World War I

Background imageWire Collection: The Doctor 1919. Artist: Kurt Schwitters

The Doctor 1919. Artist: Kurt Schwitters
The Doctor 1919. From a private collection

Background imageWire Collection: Distant Fronts, In Palestine; For walking on sand, 1917. Creator: Unknown

Distant Fronts, In Palestine; For walking on sand, 1917. Creator: Unknown
Distant Fronts, In Palestine; For walking on sand, 1917. From "L'Album de la Guerre 1914-1919, Volume 2" [L'Illustration, Paris, 1924]

Background imageWire Collection: Saved, 1889. Creator: Winslow Homer

Saved, 1889. Creator: Winslow Homer
Saved, 1889

Background imageWire Collection: The Last German Roads; Snow in Alsace. At Schnepfenried a network of half-buried... 1917

The Last German Roads; Snow in Alsace. At Schnepfenried a network of half-buried... 1917. Creator: Unknown
The Last German Roads; Snow in Alsace. At Schnepfenried a network of half-buried iron wires, 1917. From "L'Album de la Guerre 1914-1919, Volume 2" [L'Illustration, Paris, 1924]

Background imageWire Collection: Head of a Bodhisattva, Probably Avalokitésvara (Guanyin), the Bodhisattva

Head of a Bodhisattva, Probably Avalokitésvara (Guanyin), the Bodhisattva... between c.1450-c.1550. Creator: Unknown
Head of a Bodhisattva, Probably Avalokitesvara (Guanyin), the Bodhisattva of Mercy, between c.1450 and c.1550

Background imageWire Collection: Manufacture of the Atlantic Submarine Cable, at Glass, Elliott, and Co.'s Works, East... 1857

Manufacture of the Atlantic Submarine Cable, at Glass, Elliott, and Co.'s Works, East... 1857. Creator: Unknown
Manufacture of the Atlantic Submarine Cable, at Glass, Elliott, and Co.'s Works, East Greenwich, [London], 1857. The firm has...undertaken to complete 1250 miles within a specified period...The

Background imageWire Collection: Electric Telegraph for the Seat of War - Plough for Laying the Wire, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Electric Telegraph for the Seat of War - Plough for Laying the Wire, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Electric Telegraph for the Seat of War - Plough for Laying the Wire, 1854. Crimean War. The appliances for laying out the wire over irregular ground, and through marshes and rivers

Background imageWire Collection: Electric Telegraph for the Seat of War - the Waggon, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Electric Telegraph for the Seat of War - the Waggon, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Electric Telegraph for the Seat of War - the Waggon, 1854. Crimean War. The Electric Telegraph Company have lately supplied Government with a very complete

Background imageWire Collection: Spectacles, c. 1936. Creator: Frank Nelson

Spectacles, c. 1936. Creator: Frank Nelson
Spectacles, c. 1936

Background imageWire Collection: Large-scale pea fields, near San Juan Bautista, California, 1939. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Large-scale pea fields, near San Juan Bautista, California, 1939. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Near San Juan Bautista, California. Large-scale pea fields

Background imageWire Collection: Operator on the Mayfair Exchange, 1932, (1933). Creator: Unknown

Operator on the Mayfair Exchange, 1932, (1933). Creator: Unknown
Operator on the Mayfair Exchange, 1932, (1933). Telephone exchange operator in Mayfair, central London. From " The Pageant of the Century". [Odhams Press Ltd, 1933]

Background imageWire Collection: Toaster, c. 1939. Creator: Alice Cosgrove

Toaster, c. 1939. Creator: Alice Cosgrove
Toaster, c. 1939

Background imageWire Collection: The Arnold children and mother on their newly fenced... Michigan Hill, Thurston County, 1939

The Arnold children and mother on their newly fenced... Michigan Hill, Thurston County, 1939. Creator: Dorothea Lange
The Arnold children and mother on their newly fenced and newly cleared land. Note strawberry plants. Western Washington, Thurston County, Michigan Hill. See general caption number 36

Background imageWire Collection: Possibly: Hop yard, shows poles, wires, irrigation ditch and hop... Yakima Valley, Washington

Possibly: Hop yard, shows poles, wires, irrigation ditch and hop... Yakima Valley, Washington
[Untitled, possibly related to: Washington, Yakima Valley. Hop yard, shows poles, wires, irrigation ditch and hop vine, three weeks before picking time]

Background imageWire Collection: Hop yard, shows poles, wires, irrigation ditch and hop vine... Yakima Valley, Washington, 1939

Hop yard, shows poles, wires, irrigation ditch and hop vine... Yakima Valley, Washington, 1939. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Washington, Yakima Valley. Hop yard, shows poles, wires, irrigation ditch and hop vine, three weeks before picking time

Background imageWire Collection: The Graphic, Front Cover Saturday October 6. 1888, 1888. Creator: Unknown

The Graphic, Front Cover Saturday October 6. 1888, 1888. Creator: Unknown
The Graphic, Front Cover Saturday October 6. 1888, 1888. From, The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper Volume 38. July to December, 1888

Background imageWire Collection: Shaffron, Turkey, 16th century. Creator: Unknown

Shaffron, Turkey, 16th century. Creator: Unknown
Shaffron, Turkey, 16th century

Background imageWire Collection: Jug for Pancake Batter, 1935 / 1942. Creator: Jessica Price

Jug for Pancake Batter, 1935 / 1942. Creator: Jessica Price
Jug for Pancake Batter, 1935/1942

Background imageWire Collection: Toaster, c. 1940. Creator: Nicholas Amantea

Toaster, c. 1940. Creator: Nicholas Amantea
Toaster, c. 1940

Background imageWire Collection: Rescue basket used during Hurricane Katrina, ca. 2005. Creator: Unknown

Rescue basket used during Hurricane Katrina, ca. 2005. Creator: Unknown
In August 2005, Atlantic Hurricane Katrina caused over 1, 800 deaths and $125 billion in damage, particularly in the city of New Orleans and the surrounding areas

Background imageWire Collection: Hair Ornament, One of a Pair, Iran, 12th-13th century. Creator: Unknown

Hair Ornament, One of a Pair, Iran, 12th-13th century. Creator: Unknown
Hair Ornament, One of a Pair, Iran, 12th-13th century

Background imageWire Collection: The Tub, c. 1889. Creator: Edgar Degas

The Tub, c. 1889. Creator: Edgar Degas
The Tub, c. 1889

Background imageWire Collection: Disk Brooch, Frankish, 7th century or later. Creator: Unknown

Disk Brooch, Frankish, 7th century or later. Creator: Unknown
Disk Brooch, Frankish, 7th century or later

Background imageWire Collection: Disk Brooch, Frankish, 8th century (?). Creator: Unknown

Disk Brooch, Frankish, 8th century (?). Creator: Unknown
Disk Brooch, Frankish, 8th century (?)

Background imageWire Collection: Disk Brooch, Frankish, 6th century. Creator: Unknown

Disk Brooch, Frankish, 6th century. Creator: Unknown
Disk Brooch, Frankish, 6th century

Background imageWire Collection: The Drawing Academy at the Felix Meritis Society in Amsterdam, ca. 1800

The Drawing Academy at the Felix Meritis Society in Amsterdam, ca. 1800

Background imageWire 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 imageWire 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 imageWire Collection: Glorious Charge of the Fusiliers at St. Eloi, 1916. Creator: Unknown

Glorious Charge of the Fusiliers at St. Eloi, 1916. Creator: Unknown
Glorious Charge of the Fusiliers at St. Eloi, 1916. The Battle of St. Eloi was fought from 27 March to 16 April 1916 in a landscape pitted by mine explosions

Background imageWire Collection: Royal Ceremonial Costume and Accessories, late 1800s-early 1900s. Creator: Unknown

Royal Ceremonial Costume and Accessories, late 1800s-early 1900s. Creator: Unknown
Royal Ceremonial Costume and Accessories, late 1800s-early 1900s

Background imageWire Collection: Telegraphists, Somme, northern France, c1914-c1918

Telegraphists, Somme, northern France, c1914-c1918. Photograph from a series of glass plate stereoview images depicting scenes from World War I (1914-1918)

Background imageWire Collection: Germanys two mighty airships, the Graf Zeppelin and the Hindenburg, 1936

Germanys two mighty airships, the Graf Zeppelin and the Hindenburg, 1936. The two airships were used for regular transatlantic flights in the 1930s. They were the largest flying machines ever built

Background imageWire Collection: Hooper's patent submarine telegraph cables, 1862. Creator: Unknown

Hooper's patent submarine telegraph cables, 1862. Creator: Unknown
Hooper's patent submarine telegraph cables, 1862. Mr. Hooper's cable is composed of the usual copper or other conductor insulated with indiarubber

Background imageWire Collection: Coils of steel wire, Tinsley Wire Co, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, 1972

Coils of steel wire, Tinsley Wire Co, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, 1972

Background imageWire Collection: An Abandoned Young Pilot Appropriating Somebody Elses Rations, c1918 (1919)

An Abandoned Young Pilot Appropriating Somebody Elses Rations, c1918 (1919). Artist: W Heath Robinson
An Abandoned Young Pilot Appropriating Somebody Elses Rations, c1918 (1919).From The Wonder Book of Aircraft for Boys and Girls, edited by Harry Golding. [Ward. Lock & Co

Background imageWire Collection: A Hint to the Airman Home on Leave, c1918 (1919). Artist: W Heath Robinson

A Hint to the Airman Home on Leave, c1918 (1919). Artist: W Heath Robinson
A Hint to the Airman Home on Leave, c1918 (1919). From The Wonder Book of Aircraft for Boys and Girls, edited by Harry Golding. [Ward. Lock & Co. Limited, London, Melbourne and Toronto, 1919]

Background imageWire Collection: Crossing the Ebro at Castijon; War in Spain, 1875

Crossing the Ebro at Castijon; War in Spain, 1875. A print from The Illustrated London News, (13 March 1875)

Background imageWire Collection: Construction of the Brooklyn Suspension Bridge, New York, USA, 1880

Construction of the Brooklyn Suspension Bridge, New York, USA, 1880. Top: laying cable - view of saddle and yoke at the top of one of the towers. Bottom: the bridge during construction

Background imageWire Collection: Die-stamping the channel and eye position on needle wires, Redditch, England, c1835

Die-stamping the channel and eye position on needle wires, Redditch, England, c1835. The operation used a foot-operated 13.6kg hammer

Background imageWire Collection: Needle-making, 1751-1780

Needle-making, 1751-1780. Securing needles in polishing roll (1), polishing under a lead weight (5, 6), washing (2), drying (3), inspecting (4), and grinding points (7)

Background imageWire Collection: An idea of the world as it would be in 1953, 1883

An idea of the world as it would be in 1953, 1883. A young lady paying calls by personal airship among maze of telegraph and telephone wires. From Le Vingtieme Siecle (the 20th Century) by A Robida

Background imageWire Collection: Testing the cables on Brooklyn Bridge, c1900

Testing the cables on Brooklyn Bridge, c1900. Brooklyn Bridge, New York, opened 1883: E.F. Farrington, master mechanic, testing the first span of wire cables. Wood engraving c1900

Background imageWire Collection: Wire Worker, 16th century. Artist: Jost Amman

Wire Worker, 16th century. Artist: Jost Amman
Wire Worker, 16th century

Background imageWire Collection: Very High Farming, 1870. Artist: Joseph Swain

Very High Farming, 1870. Artist: Joseph Swain
Very High Farming, 1870. Science stands in a field holding a telegraph pole, complete with wires. The representative of the countrys farmers, scratches his head in wonder



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