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Design for a Square DE Landau carriage
Pen and ink, watercolour and carriage oils on board (dark blue, light blue), [design for a] Square DE Landau carriage / Barker & Co., London, , [scale 1:24], (flap absent), 15 x 26.5 cm.
Gettysburg - 3rd Day...
A photograph of a dead soldier at Devil's Den on the battlefield at Gettysburg in Pennsylvania, America, by Alexander Gardener (1821-1882) from a negative produced by Timothy H O'Sullivan (1840-1882) in July 1863. This photograph is from an album entitled 'Canada and the United States.1867' by John Downes Rochfort (1825-1885), who toured Canada and America in 1867.
Imperial Russian standard weight
Weighing & Measuring
Imperial Russian Standard Weight in iron, spherical, with handle, Prototype "Pud" (about 36lb). Presented to Standards Dept. by Imp. Russian Govt. 1862
Teachings from the Elgin Marbles', 1867 (Cyllena Wilson and Mary Hillier)
Photograph entitled 'Teachings from the Elgin Marbles' taken by Julia Margaret Cameron in 1867. Albumen contact print from wet collodion negative. This photographic study of Cyllena Margaret Wilson (1851-1883) and Mary Ann Hillier (1847-1936), posed as sculptures from the Parthenon Frieze, forms part of the Herschel Album, created by Cameron for her friend Sir John Herschel (1792-1871).
Close, No 65 High Street
A photograph entitled 'Close, No. 65 High Street', taken by Thomas Annan in 1868. The photograph shows a dark, narrow close, behind No. 65 High Street in Glasgow. Washing hangs from poles attached to the sides of the tenement buildings, whilst a gutter for sewage runs down the middle of the alley. A child leans against the wall of the tenement watching the photographer at work, other figures appear as blurs due to the long exposure time.
A photograph of the west front of Peterborough Cathedral, taken by Samuel Smith, c. 1860.
A photographic portrait of Julia Jackson (1846-1895) taken by Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) in 1867. Julia Jackson married the barrister Herbert Duckworth who died in 1870. She then married Sir Leslie Stephen the editor of The Dictionary of National Biography. They had four children, including the future Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf. Albumen print.
Close, No 83 High Street
A photograph entitled 'Close, No. 83 High Street', taken by Thomas Annan in 1868. The photograph shows a dark, narrow close, behind No. 83 High Street in Glasgow.
newhaven harbour co bridge byelaws notice
Notice, wooden, Newhaven Harbour Co., Byelaws relating to the new bridge at Newhaven, 1867.
Close, No 61 Saltmarket
A photograph entitled 'Close, No. 61 Saltmarket', taken by Thomas Annan in 1868. The photograph shows a narrow close off Saltmarket Street in Glasgow.
Close, No 75 High Street
A photograph entitled 'Close, No. 75 High Street', taken by Thomas Annan in 1868. The photograph shows a dark, narrow close, behind No. 75 High Street in Glasgow. Washing hangs from poles attached to the sides of the tenement buildings, whilst a gutter for sewage runs down the middle of the alley.
Laigh Kirk Close
A photograph entitled 'Laigh Kirk Close', taken in Glasgow, taken by Thomas Annan, in 1868. The photograph shows a narrow close in the centre of Glasgow, a figure stands in a doorway on the left. The poles sticking out of the walls were used to dry laundry.
Boys at Play
A photograph entitled 'Boys at Play', taken by A Suzanne in 1868. The photograph shows a group of boys playing with marbles. The photograph is from the Amateur Photographic Association Prize album for 1868.
Wheatstone's automatic telegraph puncher, 1865
Wheatstone's automatic telegraph puncher, 1865
The Dirty Monk', Alfred Lord Tennyson, May 1865
Photograph entitled 'The Dirty Monk' taken by Julia Margaret Cameron in May 1865. Albumen contact print from wet collodion negative. This photographic portrait of the poet Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892) forms part of the Herschel Album, created by Cameron for her friend Sir John Herschel (1792-1871). This is perhaps the most famous of all Cameron's portraits. Tennyson himself referred to it as 'The Dirty Monk'. Tennyson was the most popular poet of the Victorian period. He was made Queen Victoria's poet laureate in 1850.
Close, No 139 Saltmarket
A photograph entitled 'Close, No. 139 Saltmarket', taken by Thomas Annan in 1868. The photograph shows a close behind number 139 Saltmarket Street in Glasgow. Some of the windows on the left have been partially boarded up.
The Lake - Kandy
Albumen print by Samuel Bourne, mounted on original card/album page, titled 'The Lake - Kandy'. Image shows betel nut palms overlooking the artificial Kandy Lake (Kiri Muhuda) in the Sri Lankan capital of Kandy. The photograph was once part of a 19th century album showing views of colonial India and Asia.
Brydone's Railway Directory
Railway Maps & Plans
Map, drawn and engraved expressly for Brydone's Railway Directory Coach and Steam Boat Guide, with map of Scotland, engraved by W.H. Lizars, Edinburgh, 1858-1862
Fortifications of Beijing
A photograph of the fortifications of Beijing taken by Felice Beato in 1860.
Gorka's Rifles. Mussoree Bataillons
A photograph entitled 'Gorka's Rifles. Mussoree Bataillons' taken by Felice Beato, c. 1858.
Magic lantern slide: Roast meat attacks a man
A magic lantern slipping slide showing a man being attacked by his roast dinner, made by an unknown artist in 1870. The first part of the slide shows the man about to begin eating the animal on his plate, fork in hand.
Magic lantern slide: Man and wet paint
A magic lantern slipping slide depicting a man with wet paint on his back, made by an unknown artist in 1870. The first slide shows the man leaning against the railings, ignoring the 'Wet Paint' sign written on the pavement.
Cigar holder representing the coronation of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, Munich, Germany, 1864-1867
Carved meerschaum cigar holder (large), representing the coronation of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, carved coach, seven horses, livery amber mouthpiece, A. Zimmermann (supplier), Munich, Bavaria, Germany, 1864-1867
A photograph entitled 'Servants Group', taken by William Notman in 1860. The photograph shows servants from the household of Sir Hugh Allan (1810-1882). The staff pose on the lawn of Allan's villa in Belmere, on Lake Memphremagog. The photograph is taken from an album entitled 'Belmere Lake Memphremagog'.
Binocular Microscope by J.B. Dancer, 1861. Includi
Binocular Microscope by J.B. Dancer, 1861. Including one 1 1/2 in. o.g. and 2 eyepieces. No extra accesories. Engraved: J.B. Dancer, Optician, No.400, Manchester, and "Registered No. 4380, June 27th 1861"
Working model, of a pair of single horizontal cylinder engines, with steam jacketed cylinders as fitted on HMS 'Monarch' (1868)
Working model, scale 1:8, of a pair of single horizontal cylinder engines, with steam jacketed cylinders as fitted on HMS 'Monarch' (1868) on wood blocks, by Humphrys and Tennant, Chatham, Kent, England, 1868
Whole block ship's stern model, of the 'Great Eastern' (1858)
Whole block ship's stern model, of the 'Great Eastern' (1858), by John Scott Russell and Company, Millwall, Middlesex, England, 1857-1858
Ship's dial log
The indicator from Bullock's dial log used to measure stress on the log-line, patented by Admiral Frederick Bullock in 1863, unsigned, England, 1863-1865
Portrait bust of Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Fixtures & Fittings from Railway Buildings
Plaster cast bust of Brunel, by Edward Wyon 1861.
Wash Tub made by Thomas Bradford and Co.
Water Supply & Sanitation
Wash tub made by Thomas Bradford and Co., Manchester, c.1870
Half-plate bellows tailboard camera with case
Half-plate bellows tailboard camera, together with interchangeable stereoscopic and single-lens panels, and canvas-covered case, made by W. I. Chadwick, c.1870. Also includes canvas bag and accessories.
Student microscope by J.B. Dancer, Manchester, cir
Student microscope by J.B. Dancer, Manchester, circa 1860, bought by Crisp from a Mr. Clarkson in 1888
Lantern slide showing mice running across a table
Gear-type lantern slide of a cat chasing mice over a table, with a chromatrope border.
Morse tapes sent to the 'Great Eastern', 1865.
Original Morse tapes received by SS 'Great Eastern' while laying the 1865 transatlantic cable, unknown maker, British, 1865
Lignite from Gonezza, Iglesias, Cagliari, Sardinia
Lignite from Gonezza, Iglesias, west of Cagliari, I. of Sardinia, analysed by C. Tookey, presented by Sig. Semenza, 1862
Bifilar hygrometer (cylindrical, brass open-work case, on wooden stand, small thermometer), designed by Dr. Ernest Friedrich Wilhelm Klinkerfues, and made by Wilh. Lambrecht, Göttingen, Germany, 1870
'Cable Tree' decorative souvenir of the Transatlantic Cable, 1858
Cable 'tree', decorative souvenir of the 1858 transatlantic submarine telegraph cable, made by George Rapson, England, 1858. Five short sections of original cable mounted vertically and joined by brass shanks, with seven thin disks of cable (originally 10, three missing) suspended from the mounted sections, plus a model sailor with three flags on top. Mounted on a velvet covered circular wooden plinth. Includes glass dome and small additional sections of cable
Glass dome for the decorative cable 'tree' souvenir, 1858-1865
Glass dome from cable 'tree', decorative souvenir of the 1858 Transatlantic submarine telegraph cable, made by George Rapson, England, 1858-1865
Trains Snowed Up
A photograph entitled 'Trains Snowed Up', taken by William Notman in 1860. The photograph shows a train fitted with a snow plough, stuck in a snow drift.
Champs de Mars
A photograph entitled 'Champs de Mars', taken by William Notman in 1860. The photograph shows crowds watching a military parade on the Champs de Mars in Montreal, Canada.
Pasha and Bayadere
Albumen print from a collodion negative by Roger Fenton: Pasha and Bayadere, 1858.
Coloured drawing depicting Lombe's silk throwing m
Coloured drawing depicting Lombe's silk throwing machine, scale 1:16, made at the Science Museum, London, England, 1857.
Woman reflected in a mirror
Woman in dancing costume beside full-length mirror. A photograph of a young woman, possibly Isabella Hawarden (b. 1846), taken by Clementina, Lady Hawarden, in about 1863. During 1863 and 1864, Lady Hawarden photographed her eldest daughters in a series of costumed tableaux staged at their home in South Kensington, London.
English planisphere, 1858
Planisphere, "Malby's New and Improved", dated 1858, by Malby & Sons, 37 Parker Street, Little Queen Street, Holborn, varnished card in fabric sleeve, with additional hand-drawn celestial map
Quassia wood medicine cup, "the Tonic Cup", by S.
Quassia wood medicine cup, "the Tonic Cup", by S. Maw and Son, London, 1860-1870
Woman on balcony. A photograph of Clementina Hawarden (b. 1847), taken by her mother, Viscountess Clementina Hawarden in about 1862.
Wheatstone-type pseudoscope in leather case
Wheatstone type pseudoscope in red leather box, by G. Knight & Co., Foster Lane, London, 1857-1861 (B877).
Photographs albumen prints, by Clementina Lady Hawarden
Photographs albumen prints, by Clementina Lady Hawarden
Photoheliograph of the Sun
One of six negative photographs taken with the Kew Photoheliograph, showing the sun on December 10, 1861 at 10h 55m.
Crater, Confederate Lines, Petersburgh Virginia
A photograph of a group of tourists inspecting Confederate Army fortifications outside Petersburg in Virginia, America, taken by an unknown photographer in 1867. This photograph is from an album entitled 'Canada and the United States. 1867' by John Downes Rochfort (1825-1885), who toured Canada and America in 1867.