Science, Technology and Industry

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Victorian illustration showing a dramatic railway accident. A steam locomotive and three carriages have fallen from a timber bridge spanning…

Victorian illustration showing the inauguration by the Prince Consort of the Albert Viaduct, Saltash in 1859. Crowds cheer as the…

Victorian illustration showing an army medical cart of the 1860s. These two-wheeled carts carried hospital tents and cooking and medical…

Victorian illustration showing soldiers constructing a temporary bridge made of barrels and planks, watched by a large crowd. Some spectators…

Victorian illustration showing Bray's Patent steam traction engine with a two-man crew. The engine's back wheels have adjustable teeth to…

Victorian illustration showing army medical equipment. Baskets for use on the battlefield contain medicine bottles and dressings and can be…

Victorian illustration showing a cutaway diagram of a colliery winding engine powered by steam. Piston rods turn the rope drum,…

Victorian illustration showing a hydraulic coal-cutting machine in a coal mine. It has been brought to the coal face by…

Victorian illustration showing a huge steam roller in a city street. Two navvies stand alongside carrying a spade and a…

Victorian illustration showing the opening of London's first public drinking fountain, 1859. A large crowd has gathered and flags are…

Victorian illustration showing a large ship in the New Thames Graving Docks. The ship is supported on a pontoon which…

Victorian illustration showing a vapour bath in a public bath house. The bather can sit in a 'cage' covered with…

Victorian illustration showing a state-of-the-art kitchen arrangement. Two alcoves hold a range with hotplates, oven and hot water tap and…

Victorian illustration showing a dramatic picture of a man demonstrating fireproof clothing. He emerges unharmed from a blazing building wearing…

Victorian illustration showing a huge cast iron gasholder being built. Barges bring building materials to the site.

Victorian illustration showing a sailor getting an electric shock from a machine in a science museum. A crowd look on…

Victorian illustration showing a magic lantern show at a children's party. The magic lantern operator is projecting a comic slide…

A pottery worker makes a pot on a potter's wheel. Another worker turns a large upright wheel; cables round this…

Victorian illustration showing a fire disaster at a coal mine. Smoke rises from the colliery. Miners and miners' families gather,…

View of a northern industrial town, Leeds. Smoke rises from the tall chimneys of mills and factories, and terrace housing…

The paying-out machine for laying the Atlantic Telegraph cable stands on the deck of HMS Agamemnon, 1858. A wooden structure…

Passengers, men, women and children, sit in the railway carriage of the Thames Subway.

Men in ?Egypt work shadufs, devices to raise water from a river or lake to irrigation channels in the fields.

Victorian picture showing Botallack tin mine on the Cornish coast.

Victorian picture showing Queen Victoria visiting a Cornish iron mine.