The paying-out machine for laying the Atlantic Telegraph cable stands on the deck of HMS Agamemnon, 1858. A wooden structure shelters the large, complex machinery.
A large group of fisher girls and fishermen walk back up a beach at low tide. The girls carry baskets full of prawns, the fishermen their rolled-up fishing nets.
The tiny sailing boat 'City of Ragusa' crosses the Atlantic in 1870. The windmill at her stern powers a propeller.
Passengers with luggage and baskets gather on the landing stage to board the New Holland paddle steamer ferry across the Humber. Behind them a steam train travels along the New…
Huge blocks of ice 2 feet thick block the river Thames at London Bridge, February 1870.
Fishermen in a rowing boat fish for whitebait in the river Thames using a small net.
Inauguration of new lifeboat at Sunderland, 1858
Picture to download showing a drawing of a large lobster and two prawns on the seabed.
Illustration to download showing a picture of nine crabs feeding on a fish washed up on a stormy shore.