PICRYL
PICRYL

The World's Largest Public Domain Source

  • homeHome
  • searchSearch
  • photo_albumStories
  • collectionsCollections
  • infoAbout

  • account_boxLogin
2,523 media by topicpage 1 of 26

[First class promenade on the boat deck]

Title: [First class promenade on the boat deck] ..Creator: Bedford Lemere & Co. ..Date: ca. 1905-1907..Place: The United Kingdom ..Part Of: Photographs of Q.S.T.S. ''Lusitania''..Physical Description... more

John Currie - Mauretania

This photograph is taken in Canada Dock in Liverpool, 1909. The gentleman in uniform is “Mauretania’s” first Chief Engineer, John Currie. ..RMS MAURETANIA was one of the most famous ships ever built on Tyneside... more

Aerial view of the procession of mail ships, Maloja, Orford, Nieuw Zeeland and Manunda at the official opening celebrations of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March, 1932

Searle, E. W. (Edward William)..Part of the collection: Official air views of the opening celebrations of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March, 1932.; Title devised by cataloguer based on accompanying documentat... more

Oh! God preserve the mariner.

Music cover showing ocean steamer in heavy sea.

In the Valley of the Mole

One of the first English photographers to earn a living from the medium, Robert Howlett is known primarily for his photographs of the steamship, The Great Eastern, commissioned by the London Times in 1857. Ear... more

[Isambard Kingdom Brunel Standing Before the Launching Chains of the Great Eastern]

Four years in the making, 692 feet in length and weighing 22,500 tons, the Great Eastern was six times the tonnage of any ship yet built and was to be propelled by all the technology then available-screw, paddl... more

Telegraph Cable Fleet at Sea, 1865

One of the 19th century's great technological achievements was to lay a telegraphic cable beneath the Atlantic, allowing messages to speed back and forth between North America and Europe in minutes, rather than... more

Interior of One of the Tanks on Board the Great Eastern: The Cable Passing Out

One of the 19th century's great technological achievements was to lay a telegraphic cable beneath the Atlantic, allowing messages to speed back and forth between North America and Europe in minutes, rather than... more

View, Looking Aft, from the Port Paddle Box of the Great Eastern, Showing the Trough for the Cable, etc.

One of the 19th century's great technological achievements was to lay a telegraphic cable beneath the Atlantic, allowing messages to speed back and forth between North America and Europe in minutes, rather than... more

The Great Eastern Under Weigh, July 23rd, 1865: Escort and other Ships, H.M.S. Terrible, H.M.S. Sphinx, The Hawk and Revised: The Caroline

One of the 19th century's great technological achievements was to lay a telegraphic cable beneath the Atlantic, allowing messages to speed back and forth between North America and Europe in minutes, rather than... more

Wilson on Board U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: 182 ..Description: President Wilson on the bridge of the U.S.S. George Washington en route to England and Paris for the Peace Conference. .From left to right: Edith Benham (Secretary to ... more

U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: 2395..Description: U.S.S. George Washington at sea...Photographer: Unknown..Source: Donated by John Zilliox..Size: 3x5..Medium: Photocopy, Black and White..Date: 1918?

Wilson on Board U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: 182 ..Description: President Wilson on the bridge of the U.S.S. George Washington en route to England and Paris for the Peace Conference. .From left to right: Edith Benham (Secretary to ... more

U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: 186..Description: President Wilson and Captain McCauley on the bridge of the U.S.S. George Washington...Photographer: U.S. Signal Corps..Source: Research Library, 20th Century Fox..Size:... more

U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: 184..Description: The U.S.S. Washington at sea, carrying President Wilson et al. to Europe for the Peace Conference. ..Photographer: U.S. Signal Corps..Source: Research Library, 20th Cen... more

U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: 186..Description: President Wilson and Captain McCauley on the bridge of the U.S.S. George Washington...Photographer: U.S. Signal Corps..Source: Research Library, 20th Century Fox..Size:... more

U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: 2395..Description: U.S.S. George Washington at sea...Photographer: Unknown..Source: Donated by John Zilliox..Size: 3x5..Medium: Photocopy, Black and White..Date: 1918?

View Looking Aft from the Port Paddle-box on the Deck of the Great Eastern: Showing the Trough for the Cable, etc.

One of the 19th century's great technological achievements was to lay a telegraphic cable beneath the Atlantic, allowing messages to speed back and forth between North America and Europe in minutes, rather than... more

In the Bows of the Great Eastern: The Cable Broken and Lost, Preparing to Grapple, August 2nd, 1865

One of the 19th century's great technological achievements was to lay a telegraphic cable beneath the Atlantic, allowing messages to speed back and forth between North America and Europe in minutes, rather than... more

View of the Interior of One of the Tanks on Board the Great Eastern

One of the 19th century's great technological achievements was to lay a telegraphic cable beneath the Atlantic, allowing messages to speed back and forth between North America and Europe in minutes, rather than... more

The Cable Passed From the Works into the Hulk (the Old Frigate Iris) Lying in the Thames at Greenwich

One of the 19th century's great technological achievements was to lay a telegraphic cable beneath the Atlantic, allowing messages to speed back and forth between North America and Europe in minutes, rather than... more

Getting Out One of the Great Buoys: The Deck of the Great Eastern Looking From the Forecastle

One of the 19th century's great technological achievements was to lay a telegraphic cable beneath the Atlantic, allowing messages to speed back and forth between North America and Europe in minutes, rather than... more

The Paying-out Machinery in the Stern of the Great Eastern

One of the 19th century's great technological achievements was to lay a telegraphic cable beneath the Atlantic, allowing messages to speed back and forth between North America and Europe in minutes, rather than... more

The Forge on Deck, Night of August 9th: Preparing the Iron Plating for Capstan

One of the 19th century's great technological achievements was to lay a telegraphic cable beneath the Atlantic, allowing messages to speed back and forth between North America and Europe in minutes, rather than... more

The Old Frigate Iris with Her Freight of Cable Alongside the Great Eastern at Sheerness: The Cable Passed from the Hulk to the Great Eastern

One of the 19th century's great technological achievements was to lay a telegraphic cable beneath the Atlantic, allowing messages to speed back and forth between North America and Europe in minutes, rather than... more

Wilson Disembarking U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: 185..Description: The President and Mrs. Wilson, disembarking the U.S.S. Washington, en route to Europe for the Paris Peace Conference...Photographer: U.S. Signal Corps..Source: Research... more

U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: 186..Description: President Wilson and Captain McCauley on the bridge of the U.S.S. George Washington...Photographer: U.S. Signal Corps..Source: Research Library, 20th Century Fox..Size:... more

Wilson on Board U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: 182 ..Description: President Wilson on the bridge of the U.S.S. George Washington en route to England and Paris for the Peace Conference. .From left to right: Edith Benham (Secretary to ... more

The Picking-up Machinery in the Bows of the Great Eastern

One of the 19th century's great technological achievements was to lay a telegraphic cable beneath the Atlantic, allowing messages to speed back and forth between North America and Europe in minutes, rather than... more

Searching for the Fault after Hauling Back the Cable from the Bottom of the Atlantic, July 31st, 1865

One of the 19th century's great technological achievements was to lay a telegraphic cable beneath the Atlantic, allowing messages to speed back and forth between North America and Europe in minutes, rather than... more

The Great Eastern Weighing Anchor Off the Maplin Sands at the Nore, July 15, 1865

One of the 19th century's great technological achievements was to lay a telegraphic cable beneath the Atlantic, allowing messages to speed back and forth between North America and Europe in minutes, rather than... more

Splicing the Cable (after the First Accident) on Board the Great Eastern, July 25th, 1865

One of the 19th century's great technological achievements was to lay a telegraphic cable beneath the Atlantic, allowing messages to speed back and forth between North America and Europe in minutes, rather than... more

Getting Out One of the Large Buoys for Launching, August 2nd, 1865

One of the 19th century's great technological achievements was to lay a telegraphic cable beneath the Atlantic, allowing messages to speed back and forth between North America and Europe in minutes, rather than... more

Sinking of the Lusitania

Local Accession Number: 2172..Description: Front page story of the Lusitania being torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat...Photographer: Unknown..Source: New York Times..Size: 8x10..Medium: Print, Black and Whi... more

Wilson Disembarking U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: 185..Description: The President and Mrs. Wilson, disembarking the U.S.S. Washington, en route to Europe for the Paris Peace Conference...Photographer: U.S. Signal Corps..Source: Research... more

Wilson Disembarking U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: 185..Description: The President and Mrs. Wilson, disembarking the U.S.S. Washington, en route to Europe for the Paris Peace Conference...Photographer: U.S. Signal Corps..Source: Research... more

Wilson's Arrival at Brest, France

Local Accession Number: PC 102..Description: Wilson arrives in Brest, France for the Paris Peace Conference...Photographer: Unknown..Source: Unknown..Size: 3.5x5.5..Medium: Print, Sepia..Date: 1918

Wilson's Arrival at Brest, France

Local Accession Number: PC 102..Description: Wilson arrives in Brest, France for the Paris Peace Conference...Photographer: Unknown..Source: Unknown..Size: 3.5x5.5..Medium: Print, Sepia..Date: 1918

U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: 2395..Description: U.S.S. George Washington at sea...Photographer: Unknown..Source: Donated by John Zilliox..Size: 3x5..Medium: Photocopy, Black and White..Date: 1918?

A Night Scene. The Cable Entangled and Nearly Broken, July 18th, 1866

One of the 19th century's great technological achievements was to lay a telegraphic cable beneath the Atlantic, allowing messages to speed back and forth between North America and Europe in minutes, rather than... more

Launching the Buoy from the Bow of the Great Eastern on August 8th, 1865

One of the 19th century's great technological achievements was to lay a telegraphic cable beneath the Atlantic, allowing messages to speed back and forth between North America and Europe in minutes, rather than... more

Coiling the Cable in the After-tank on Board the Great Eastern at Sheerness: Visit of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales on May 23rd, 1865

One of the 19th century's great technological achievements was to lay a telegraphic cable beneath the Atlantic, allowing messages to speed back and forth between North America and Europe in minutes, rather than... more

U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: 184..Description: The U.S.S. Washington at sea, carrying President Wilson et al. to Europe for the Peace Conference. ..Photographer: U.S. Signal Corps..Source: Research Library, 20th Cen... more

Wilson's Arrival at Brest, France

Local Accession Number: PC 102..Description: Wilson arrives in Brest, France for the Paris Peace Conference...Photographer: Unknown..Source: Unknown..Size: 3.5x5.5..Medium: Print, Sepia..Date: 1918

Deck of the Great Eastern, the Cable Trough, etc., 1866

One of the 19th century's great technological achievements was to lay a telegraphic cable beneath the Atlantic, allowing messages to speed back and forth between North America and Europe in minutes, rather than... more

Forward Deck of the Great Eastern Cleared for the First Attempt to Grapple for the Lost Cable, August 11th, 1865

One of the 19th century's great technological achievements was to lay a telegraphic cable beneath the Atlantic, allowing messages to speed back and forth between North America and Europe in minutes, rather than... more

U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: 184..Description: The U.S.S. Washington at sea, carrying President Wilson et al. to Europe for the Peace Conference. ..Photographer: U.S. Signal Corps..Source: Research Library, 20th Cen... more

The Atlantic Telegraph Cable Fleet Assembled at Berehaven (Southwest Coast of Ireland): Ships, the Great Eastern, H.M.S. Terrible, the Alby, the Medway and the William Cory

One of the 19th century's great technological achievements was to lay a telegraphic cable beneath the Atlantic, allowing messages to speed back and forth between North America and Europe in minutes, rather than... more

Deck of Great Eastern, Aft: the Paying-out Machinery

One of the 19th century's great technological achievements was to lay a telegraphic cable beneath the Atlantic, allowing messages to speed back and forth between North America and Europe in minutes, rather than... more

The Settlement and Church of Heart's Content, Newfoundland

One of the 19th century's great technological achievements was to lay a telegraphic cable beneath the Atlantic, allowing messages to speed back and forth between North America and Europe in minutes, rather than... more

Homeward Bound: "The Great Eastern"

Robert Charles Dudley (British, 1826–1909)

News Received Through the Atlantic Cable From All Parts of the World, etc.

One of the 19th century's great technological achievements was to lay a telegraphic cable beneath the Atlantic, allowing messages to speed back and forth between North America and Europe in minutes, rather than... more

Sailing of the "Pennsylvania" / F.H.S.

Print shows the S.S. Pennsylvania steamship on its initial trial voyage on May 5, 1873, sailing under steam through waters crowded with small sailboats, tugboats, and other steamboats; shows many passengers onboard.

Gambling with death / Gillam.

Illustration shows, at center, a capitalist, sitting on money bags labeled "Insurance Money" and leaning against several papers labeled "New Policy", gambling with the Grim Reaper, while all around them disaste... more

"Between decks" of an ocean steamer during a storm - Shipping a heavy sea

People sliding on tilting floor of an ocean steamer during a storm.

Dining Saloon on the S.S. Great Eastern

Thought that after our couple of "shippy" days, it'd be interesting to see what was available to passengers below decks on snazzy (technical term) vessels like the Brunel-designed S.S. Great Eastern, ... more

Ladies should visit the...

The S.S. Great Eastern as gargantuan advertising billboard at North Wall, Dublin.....Thanks to all for great research on this one, and to nintytwo ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/nintytwo/ ) for helping us unco... more

Saloon on the S.S. Great Eastern

This "saloon" on the S.S. Great Eastern looks more like a bar to modern eyes. Love the ropes tethering the chandeliers here and in the dining saloon ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/8204527865... more