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Work In Progress Collection

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: Construction of the Needle Eye Bridge over the M1 at Barnsley, South Yorkshire, 1963

Construction of the Needle Eye Bridge over the M1 at Barnsley, South Yorkshire, 1963. During the construction of the M1 in the early 1960s a great number of bridge structures needed to be created

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: Great Eastern on the stocks at Millwall on the Thames, 1857

Great Eastern on the stocks at Millwall on the Thames, 1857. View from the stern, showing the vessel in John Scott Russells (1808-1882) yard

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: Construction of Holborn Viaduct, City of London, 1869. Artist: Henry Dixon

Construction of Holborn Viaduct, City of London, 1869. Artist: Henry Dixon
Construction of Holborn Viaduct, City of London, 1869. View of paviours ramming granite pitching at the east end of Holborn Viaduct

Background imageWork In Progress 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 imageWork In Progress Collection: Workroom in the Winter Palace, St Petersburg, 1904

Workroom in the Winter Palace, St Petersburg, 1904. Supervised by the Tsarina and the Dowager Empress, dressings and gowns are being produced to be sent to Russians wounded in the Russo-Japanese War

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: Shipyard of James Ash & Co, Cubitt Town, London, c1863

Shipyard of James Ash & Co, Cubitt Town, London, c1863. James Ash & Co were builders of iron ships. The company was founded in 1862 but the yard never became profitable

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: Tower Bridge under construction, London, c1893

Tower Bridge under construction, London, c1893. The construction of Tower Bridge was begun in 1881 to designs by Sir Horace Jones and it opened in 1894

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: View of Tower Bridge under construction with river traffic in the foreground, London, c1893

View of Tower Bridge under construction with river traffic in the foreground, London, c1893. The construction of Tower Bridge was begun in 1881 to designs by Sir Horace Jones and it opened in 1894

Background imageWork In Progress 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 imageWork In Progress Collection: View from the excavations of Highgate Tunnel, London, 1812. Artist: George Arnald

View from the excavations of Highgate Tunnel, London, 1812. Artist: George Arnald
View from the excavations of Highgate Tunnel, London, 1812. The scheme was abandoned after the partially completed structure caved in on 15th April 1812

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: View of figures on Holborn Viaduct during its construction, City of London, 1870

View of figures on Holborn Viaduct during its construction, City of London, 1870

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: Old and new London Bridges, London, 1831. Artist

Old and new London Bridges, London, 1831. Artist
Old and new London Bridges, London, 1831. View of the old and new London Bridges viewed from the south bank during demolition and reconstruction work with boats on the River Thames in the foreground

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: Old and new London Bridges looking south, London, 1831. Artist

Old and new London Bridges looking south, London, 1831. Artist
Old and new London Bridges looking south, London, 1831. View showing the Church of St Magnus the Martyr. In the foreground on the left a woman carries a basket of fish on her head

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: View of the foundations being dug for the first arch of London Bridge, 1825

View of the foundations being dug for the first arch of London Bridge, 1825

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: Building the Fort Loudon Dam, Tennessee, USA, early 1940s

Building the Fort Loudon Dam, Tennessee, USA, early 1940s. Completed in 1943, the dam was built as part of a unified plan to provide electricity and flood control in the Tennessee Valley

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: The Olympic Stadium from the Bell Tower, Berlin, Germany, c1936-c1936

The Olympic Stadium from the Bell Tower, Berlin, Germany, c1936-c1936
The Olympic Stadium from the Bell Tower, Berlin, Germany, c1934-c1936. The stadium in the Reichssportfeld sports complex under construction

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: Commercial development on Campo Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, 1968

Commercial development on Campo Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, 1968. The photograph shows the progress of a commercial development on Campo Lane in Sheffield

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: Walshs department store in Sheffield prior to its redevelopment, South Yorkshire, 1966

Walshs department store in Sheffield prior to its redevelopment, South Yorkshire, 1966. The front of the store was to be demolished

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: Basement of Sheffield water treatment plant under construction, South Yorkshire, March 1959

Basement of Sheffield water treatment plant under construction, South Yorkshire, March 1959

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: Road construction work, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, November 1955

Road construction work, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, November 1955. Workers from Henry Boot & Sons at work on the construction of a new factory roadway

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: Engineers lifting steelwork into position, South Yorkshire, 1954. Artist: Michael Walters

Engineers lifting steelwork into position, South Yorkshire, 1954. Artist: Michael Walters
Engineers lifting steelwork into position, South Yorkshire, 1954. During the construction of the Manvers coal preparation plant at Wath upon Dearne near Rotherham

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: Early 1950s Bedford M Tipper delivering aggregates to a building site, South Yorkshire, July 1954

Early 1950s Bedford M Tipper delivering aggregates to a building site, South Yorkshire, July 1954. The site was the National Coal Boards (NCB)

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: Crane lifting staircase carriageways into a new office building, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, 1961

Crane lifting staircase carriageways into a new office building, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, 1961. Fabricated staircase carriageways are lifted by crane in to a new office development in Sheffield

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: Tinsley Viaduct under construction, Meadowhall, near Sheffield, South Yorkshire, 1967

Tinsley Viaduct under construction, Meadowhall, near Sheffield, South Yorkshire, 1967. The Tinsley Viaduct is one of the major structures on the M1

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: Modernisation of the South Yorkshire coalfields, Cadeby Colliery, near Doncaster, 1955

Modernisation of the South Yorkshire coalfields, Cadeby Colliery, near Doncaster, 1955. Civil engineers make preparations for a concrete pour on the site of the new heapstead at Cadeby Colliery

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: Southeast transept, Liverpool Cathedral, 1926

Southeast transept, Liverpool Cathedral, 1926. Designed by Giles Gilbert Scott and built on St James Mount, in the centre of Liverpool, this is the second largest Anglican cathedral in the world

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: The Eiffel Tower under construction, Paris, c1888

The Eiffel Tower under construction, Paris, c1888. Designed by the French civil engineer Gustave Eiffel (1832-1923), the Eiffel Tower was built for the International Exhibition staged in Paris in

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: London from the Strand Bridge, 1816. Artist: W Wallis

London from the Strand Bridge, 1816. Artist: W Wallis
London from the Strand Bridge, 1816. Waterloo Bridge seen during its construction. Designed by John Rennie, the bridge was completed in 1817

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: Liverpool Cathedral, 1924-1926

Liverpool Cathedral, 1924-1926. Built on St James Mount, in the centre of the city, this is the second largest Anglican cathedral in the world

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: Charles II visiting Sir Christopher Wren during the building of St Pauls Cathedral, London, 1909

Charles II visiting Sir Christopher Wren during the building of St Pauls Cathedral, London, 1909. Illustration taken from the Harmsworth History of the World. (London, 1909)

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: The Clinic of Balneotherapy, Yessentuki, Russia, 1915

The Clinic of Balneotherapy, Yessentuki, Russia, 1915. Situated in the northern Caucasus, Yessentuki has been a popular spa resort since the 19th century due to the properties of the mineral water

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: Page from the book The Nuremberg Chronicle, by Hartmann Schedel, 1493. Artist: Michael Wolgemut

Page from the book The Nuremberg Chronicle, by Hartmann Schedel, 1493. Artist: Michael Wolgemut
Page from the book The Nuremberg Chronicle, by Hartmann Schedel, 1493. Also known as Schedels World History, the book is an illustrated history of the world, first published in 1493

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric station, USSR, 1970s

Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric station, USSR, 1970s. Built on the Yenisei River in southern Siberia, the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectic plant is the sixth largest hydrolectric plant in the world

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: Dominique Vivant Denon at work in the desert, Upper Egypt, 1802 Artist: B Comte

Dominique Vivant Denon at work in the desert, Upper Egypt, 1802 Artist: B Comte
Dominique Vivant Denon at work in the desert, Upper Egypt, 1802. From Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute Egypte. Denon accompanied Napoleon to Egypt in 1798

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: The Parquet Planers, 1875. Artist: Gustave Caillebotte

The Parquet Planers, 1875. Artist: Gustave Caillebotte
The Parquet Planers, 1875. From the collection of the Musee d Orsay, Paris, France

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: Tower of Babel, 1563. Artist: Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Tower of Babel, 1563. Artist: Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Tower of Babel, 1563. The Tower of Babel was built by a united humanity in an attempt to reach Heaven. From the collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: In the Studio, Anna Ancher, the Artists Wife Painting, late 19th-early 20th century

In the Studio, Anna Ancher, the Artists Wife Painting, late 19th-early 20th century. Artist: Michael Peter Ancher
In the Studio, Anna Ancher, the Artists Wife Painting, late 19th-early 20th century. From a private collection

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: Glazier and wallpaper hanger working in a house, 1867

Glazier and wallpaper hanger working in a house, 1867. From Alphabet des Arts et Metiers. (Paris, 1867)

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: General Post Office, Lombard Street, London, 1808. Artist: Thomas Rowlandson

General Post Office, Lombard Street, London, 1808. Artist: Thomas Rowlandson
General Post Office, Lombard Street, London, 1808. This shows the scene in a busy letter sorting office. The dozens of sorters, each with his own dedicated position

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: Surfacing a road with granite setts, Paris, c1900

Surfacing a road with granite setts, Paris, c1900. Liebig trade card

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: Surfacing a Paris street with wooden blocks, c1900

Surfacing a Paris street with wooden blocks, c1900. Liebig trade card

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: Laying paving slabs in a Paris street, c1900

Laying paving slabs in a Paris street, c1900. Workmen are using crowbars to lever the slabs into place. In the background is the cathedral of Notre Dame. Liebig trade card

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: Laying an asphalt-based surface in a Paris street, c1900

Laying an asphalt-based surface in a Paris street, c1900. Sand is being spread to stop the surface from adhering to traffic until set. Workmen are cleaning and heating their tools in brazier

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: Laying bitumen road surface in a Paris street, c1900

Laying bitumen road surface in a Paris street, c1900. In the background a man is drawing buckets of liquid bitumen from a tanker for the workmen to spread. The men are wearing wooden shoes (sabots)

Background imageWork In Progress Collection: Laying a Macadam road surface and compacting it with a steam road roller, Paris, c1900

Laying a Macadam road surface and compacting it with a steam road roller, Paris, c1900. Workmen are wearing wooden shoes (sabots). Liebig trade card

Background imageWork In Progress 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 imageWork In Progress Collection: Ancient Egyptian sculptors working on statues, c1842-1845

Ancient Egyptian sculptors working on statues, c1842-1845. Lithograph based on drawings made by the German egyptologist Karl Richard Lepsius while working in a private cemetery of the Ancient

Background imageWork In Progress 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



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