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Photograph - The Great Eastern (wheel and chain drum)
  • The Great Eastern (wheel and chain drum)
    Howlett, Robert, born 1831 - died 1858
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The Great Eastern (wheel and chain drum)

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Howlett, Robert, born 1831 - died 1858 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen print from collodion negative

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased, 1979.

  • Museum number:

    PH.259-1979

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case COS, shelf PHO

Physical description

Photograph of the side of the ship 'The Great Eastern' (the wheel and chain drum). Dock workers can be seen in the foreground.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Howlett, Robert, born 1831 - died 1858 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Albumen print from collodion negative

Dimensions

Height: 590 mm, Height: 286 mm, Width: 361 mm

Descriptive line

Photograph by Howlett of Brunel's Great Eastern ship.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Calado, Jorge, Ingenuity, Photography and Engineering 1846-2006,Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, 2007.

Categories

Photographs; Tools & Equipment; Tourism & Travel; Transport; Boats and ships

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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