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"Building: A testament to human ingenuity and perseverance

Background imageBuild Collection: Box Tunnel, Wilts

Box Tunnel, Wilts
Isambard Kingdom Brunels famous Box Tunnel, Corsham, Wiltshire, took 5 years (1836- 41) to build. Two miles long, it was the longest railway tunnel in Europe when it opened

Background imageBuild Collection: Dry Stone Walling

Dry Stone Walling
Two working class men in flat caps build a dry stone wall together at Galashiel, Selkirkshire, Scotland

Background imageBuild Collection: The Building of the Tyne Bridge - Newcastle-upon-Tyne (4 / 4)

The Building of the Tyne Bridge - Newcastle-upon-Tyne (4 / 4)
The Building of the Tyne Bridge - Newcastle-upon-Tyne - The spans reaching out from both sides of the river - 11th January 1928. Date: 1928

Background imageBuild Collection: United States Naval Construction Battalions - Seabees

United States Naval Construction Battalions - Seabees We Build and Fight with all our might! Date: 1942

Background imageBuild Collection: WW2 - Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps erect Nissen Huts

WW2 - Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps erect Nissen Huts
WW2 - Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps in France - erecting Nissen Huts in preparation for the arrival of the main body of the army - the caption notes that many men in the pioneer Corps fought in

Background imageBuild Collection: USA, Colorado, Crested Butte, historic buildings along Elk Avenue, winter, dawn

USA, Colorado, Crested Butte, historic buildings along Elk Avenue, winter, dawn

Background imageBuild Collection: HSET2A-00122

HSET2A-00122
Pioneer clearing land around his log cabin. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBuild Collection: The House That Jack Built, by G. Grenville Manton

The House That Jack Built, by G. Grenville Manton
A colour illustration portraying a sailor showing a little boy how to build a house of playing cards

Background imageBuild Collection: The Eddystone Lighthouse of 1698

The Eddystone Lighthouse of 1698
Engraving of the Eddystone lighthouse, built by Henry Winstanley in 1698, which was destroyed in a storm in 1703. Winstanley, a London merchant

Background imageBuild Collection: The Building of the Tyne Bridge - Newcastle-upon-Tyne (3 / 4)

The Building of the Tyne Bridge - Newcastle-upon-Tyne (3 / 4)
The Building of the Tyne Bridge - Newcastle-upon-Tyne - The spans supported by cables to each shore - 9th February 1928. Date: 1928

Background imageBuild Collection: Beaver - working on beaver dam, late autumn. MT278

Beaver - working on beaver dam, late autumn. MT278
TOM-1190 Beaver - working on beaver dam, late autumn. Grand Teton national park, Wyoming, North America Castor canadensis Tom & Pat Leeson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes

Background imageBuild Collection: Allington Castle, near Maidstone, Kent

Allington Castle, near Maidstone, Kent
South view of Allington Castle, near Maidstone, Kent. It was built by St Stephen de Penchester -- in 1281 King Edward I gave him a licence to build a crenellated castle

Background imageBuild Collection: Ancient monastic ruins of St. Kevin in the Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough, County Wicklow

Ancient monastic ruins of St. Kevin in the Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough, County Wicklow, Ireland

Background imageBuild Collection: Opening of the Lancaster and Carlisle Railway: Lancaster Station, Uk, 1846

Opening of the Lancaster and Carlisle Railway: Lancaster Station, Uk, 1846

Background imageBuild Collection: London Bridge (New Version), words and music

London Bridge (New Version), words and music
London Bridge is broken down, ... My fair Lady! Build it up with penny loaves... iron and steel... silver and gold... etc

Background imageBuild Collection: Caricature of Harry Paulton and Johns Clarke, actors

Caricature of Harry Paulton and Johns Clarke, actors
Caricature of Harry Paulton (1842-1917) and Johns Clarke (1833-1899), actors -- The Two Dromios (of Ephesus and Syracuse respectively)

Background imageBuild Collection: New houses, St Georges Hill, Perranporth, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. 1930s

New houses, St Georges Hill, Perranporth, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. 1930s
Originally incorrectly listed in museum records as 450 pound houses in St Georges Road, Truro, the houses have been identified as No. 4 and No. 5 St Georges Hill, Perranporth

Background imageBuild Collection: Spain, Andalucia Region, Cadiz Province, Vejer de la Frontera, elevated town view

Spain, Andalucia Region, Cadiz Province, Vejer de la Frontera, elevated town view

Background imageBuild Collection: Lolgorian, Kenya. Siria Msai Manyatta; mass of women with sticks prepared ready

Lolgorian, Kenya. Siria Msai Manyatta; mass of women with sticks prepared ready to build the magic house

Background imageBuild Collection: Vengeance of Poseidon

Vengeance of Poseidon
When Laomedon doesn t settle his bill for helping to build Troy, Poseidon devastates the city with a flood, and forces Laomedon to sacrifice his daughter to a sea monster

Background imageBuild Collection: Building Panama canal, Railway Station, Lance

Building Panama canal, Railway Station, Lance
Vintage 19th century photograph: Vintage 19th century photograph: Image relates to the first French led attempt to build the Panama canal in the 1880s under the supervision of Ferdinand de Lesseps

Background imageBuild Collection: Cuba, Matanzas Province, Colon, horse drawn taxi, NR

Cuba, Matanzas Province, Colon, horse drawn taxi, NR
Cuba, Matanzas Province, Colon, horse drawn taxi

Background imageBuild Collection: Wind turbines at Pincher Creek

Wind turbines at Pincher Creek, Alberta, with the Rockies beyond, Canada

Background imageBuild Collection: Coronation of King Charles III - May, 2023

Coronation of King Charles III - May, 2023
Royal family supporters camping on the Mall ahead of the Coronation of King Charles III, in London, wearing red, white and blue patriotic clothing Date: 2023

Background imageBuild Collection: Skyline along Manila Bay, Manila, Philippines

Skyline along Manila Bay, Manila, Philippines

Background imageBuild Collection: USA, Nevada, Las Vegas, The Strip, Las Vegas Boulevard, high vantage view, dawn

USA, Nevada, Las Vegas, The Strip, Las Vegas Boulevard, high vantage view, dawn

Background imageBuild Collection: Chlamydera nuchalis, great bowerbird

Chlamydera nuchalis, great bowerbird
Plate 30 from Richard Bowdler Sharpes Monograph of the Paradiseidae, or Birds of Paradise, and Ptilonorynchid, or Bower Birds, Vol. 2 (1891-98)

Background imageBuild Collection: Ireland, Inishmore, Aran Island, Dun Aengus Fort

Ireland, Inishmore, Aran Island, Dun Aengus Fort

Background imageBuild Collection: Moscow has a Plan

Moscow has a Plan
MOSCOW HAS A PLAN - propaganda book by M Ilin describing the Soviet 5-year economic plan in glowing terms. We build in our country a new order

Background imageBuild Collection: Five children building a snowman in a wood

Five children building a snowman in a wood
Five Edwardian children building a snowman in a wood

Background imageBuild Collection: DDE-90026938

DDE-90026938
Lookout view from Shirley Heights over Admiral Nelson's Dockyards, Antigua, Leeward Islands, West Indies. Date: 20/01/2009

Background imageBuild Collection: Sopwith 2F1 Camel -seven aboard HMS Furious in build

Sopwith 2F1 Camel -seven aboard HMS Furious in build

Background imageBuild Collection: Waterman (Petherick)

Waterman (Petherick)
London characters: Once he offered the best way to cross the Thames but now every new bridge they build means less work for the THAMES WATERMAN. Still, its a nice uniform !

Background imageBuild Collection: Old buildings at Nevada City, Montana, USA

Old buildings at Nevada City, Montana, USA

Background imageBuild Collection: Russia, Black Sea Coast, Sochi, Arboretum Park, staircase by the Nadezhda Dacha summer

Russia, Black Sea Coast, Sochi, Arboretum Park, staircase by the Nadezhda Dacha summer house

Background imageBuild Collection: Build for your Navy! Enlist! Carpenters, machinists, electri

Build for your Navy! Enlist! Carpenters, machinists, electricians etc.. Poster encouraging skilled laborers to join the Seabees as part of the war effort. Date between 1941 and 1943

Background imageBuild Collection: Excavator building sea defences, Dunoon, Firth of Clyde, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, august

Excavator building sea defences, Dunoon, Firth of Clyde, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, august

Background imageBuild Collection: Jovanovich JOV-3 N9000H

Jovanovich JOV-3 N9000H (msn 1). The Helicopter Engineering Research Corporation (HERC) of Pennsylvania was formed by former Piasecki engineers Drago Jovanovich

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Zurab Getsadze

Background imageBuild Collection: Fog over Tel Aviv II

Fog over Tel Aviv II
Tal Paz-Fridman

Background imageBuild Collection: Office Space

Office Space
Tal Paz-Fridman

Background imageBuild Collection: The building of a stone wall

The building of a stone wall
5312105 The building of a stone wall; (add.info.: Engraving depicting the building of a stone wall. Dated 19th century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageBuild Collection: A navvy

A navvy
5308524 A navvy.; (add.info.: Illustration depicting a navvy. Railway navvies were sent out to the Crimea to build a railway and to help with digging trenches. Dated 19th century)

Background imageBuild Collection: Cartoon depicting a Navvy in heavy marching order: Railway navvies were sent out to the Crimea to

Cartoon depicting a Navvy in heavy marching order: Railway navvies were sent out to the Crimea to build a railway
5308762 Cartoon depicting a Navvy in heavy marching order: Railway navvies were sent out to the Crimea to build a railway and to help with digging trenches, during the Crimean War

Background imageBuild Collection: Carpenters at work on the roof trusses

Carpenters at work on the roof trusses
5312023 Carpenters at work on the roof trusses; (add.info.: Woodblock engraving depicting carpenters at work on the roof trusses of a building. Dated 17th century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageBuild Collection: Navvies working on the Liverpool-Manchester Railway

Navvies working on the Liverpool-Manchester Railway
5308493 Navvies working on the Liverpool-Manchester Railway.; (add.info.: Illustration depicting navvies working on the Liverpool-Manchester Railway across the Chat Moss Bog. Dated 19th century)

Background imageBuild Collection: Navvies working on the Balaklava Railway Line

Navvies working on the Balaklava Railway Line
5308402 Navvies working on the Balaklava Railway Line.; (add.info.: Illustration depicting navvies working on the Balaklava Railway Line. Dated 19th century)

Background imageBuild Collection: Mourning custom of a Northern tribe of central Australia, c.1913 (b/w photo)

Mourning custom of a Northern tribe of central Australia, c.1913 (b/w photo)
3033729 Mourning custom of a Northern tribe of central Australia, c.1913 (b/w photo); Private Collection; (add.info.: Widows of a recently deceased man would cut off their hair)



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"Building: A testament to human ingenuity and perseverance. From the ancient dry stone walls that have withstood the test of time, to the majestic Tyne Bridge rising above Newcastle-upon-Tyne's skyline, each structure tells a unique story. The United States Naval Construction Battalions, known as Seabees, exemplify strength and unity as they construct vital infrastructure. In Colorado's Crested Butte, historic buildings along Elk Avenue stand proudly against winter's icy grip at dawn. During World War II, the Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps tirelessly erected Nissen Huts, providing shelter for those who fought bravely on the front lines. The ongoing construction of Tyne Bridge unveils a captivating tale of engineering marvels in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. "The House That Jack Built, " penned by G. Grenville Manton, reminds us that every building is an accumulation of dreams turned into reality. The Eddystone Lighthouse stands tall since 1698—a beacon guiding ships through treacherous waters. Box Tunnel in Wilts echoes with tales of progress and connectivity while Allington Castle near Maidstone exudes grandeur and history intertwined. Amidst Wicklow Mountains' serene beauty lies St. Kevin's ancient monastic ruins in Glendalough—whispering stories from centuries past. Buildings shape our world—they embody our aspirations and reflect our collective spirit to create something enduringly remarkable.