CANALS and RAILWAYS  Twenty-five scenes of the construction of the Manchester Ship Canal, together with construction of the Saltash viaduct, 1890s
Lot 8
CANALS and RAILWAYS Twenty-five scenes of the construction of the Manchester Ship Canal and the reconstruction of Brunel's viaducts on the Cornwall Railway, 1890s
Sold for £408 (US$ 688) inc. premium
Lot Details
CANALS and RAILWAYS
Twenty-five scenes of the construction of the Manchester Ship Canal and the reconstruction of Brunel's viaducts on the Cornwall Railway, 1890s, albumen and gelatin silver prints, mounted, 7 numbered, captioned or signed in negative, images 235 x 290mm. or smaller, pencilled captions to mount (25)

Footnotes

  • The Manchester Ship Canal, built between 1887 and 1894, includes: Latchford Lock under construction, 1891 (3); throwing bank across the River Bolling, 1891; the excavators: 'Italian navvy'; 'German navvy'; 'American navvy'; Jubilee navvy, 1891; Brindley's Barton aqueduct before demolition (2); canal footpath, 1891; Workers building lock gates, 1891.

    Cornwall Railway viaducts (8), one at least believed to be Coombe by Saltash, with Royal Albert Bridge in background. Brunel's original viaducts, many of which involved extensive timber construction, were replaced by the Great Western Railway in the 1880s and 1890s.

    This collection appears to have been formed by someone who worked first on the MSC and then on the Cornish viaducts, and from one photograph in the collection was previously either working in South Africa or on a construction project destined for South Africa, two prints being labelled 'For Port Elizabeth, June 1890'.
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