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Stereoscopic photographs

Stereoscopic photographs collected by Adrian Andrews and primarily of Clifton Suspension Bridge, including images of its construction and photographs of bridges from around the world including: Hungerford Bridge; Menai Bridge; Brooklyn Bridge, New York; Niagara Falls Bridge; Bangor Suspension Bridge; Chester Suspension Bridge; Schuylkill Suspension Bridge, Philadelphia; rope bridge at Carrick-A-Rede, County Antrim, Ireland; Waterloo Bridge over the River Conway; Balloch Bridge, Pont de Saitn-Andre-de-Cubzac, Bordeaux; Britannia Tubular Bridge and the suspension bridge at Fribourg, Switzerland.

The Adrian Andrews Collection

  • GB 3493 AA
  • Collection
  • c. 1760s - 2016

• 20 CDs containing digitally-born and digital surrogate files of Adrian Andrews’ images and research, including drafts and proofs for the guidebook, Clifton Suspension Bridge, by Adrian Andrews and Michael Pascoe, (Broadcast Books, 2008) (c. 2000 – 2016)
• Two A3 portfolio folders containing original prints of various bridges (c.1770s – 1880s), copies and extracts from nineteenth-century publications (including The London Illustrated News, The Scotsman), photographic prints and negatives of Clifton Suspension Bridge and other bridges, photocopies of letters and papers from archives and photographic prints of exhibitions boards (2006).
• 7 lever arch folders and one folder containing prints, drafts for Andrews' publications and research notes concerning the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the history of bridge engineering in general and Kings Weston House, Bristol.
• One stereoscope and 209 stereoscopic photographs of bridges, including 84 images of Clifton Suspension Bridge (c.1850s – 1910).
• Three commemorative medallions: iron bridge at Coalbrook (opened 1779), London Bridge (opened 1831) and the Thames Tunnel (opened 1845).
• One hard drive containing approximately 32,500 images relating to Adrian Andrew’s historic research and design work.
• Collection of books and 7 framed prints relating to Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the history of bridge construction and engineering.

Andrews, Adrian Harry Douglas

Stereoview of the Royal Albert Bridge, Saltash

Reverse has label advertising Way & Sons' Stereoscopic Views of Devonshire Scenery, 13 Victoria Parade, Torquay.
In 1853 the chains intended to be used for the Clifton Suspension Bridge were sold and reused to form Isambard Kingdom Brunel's Royal Albert Bridge at Saltash. The bridge was opened by Prince Albert on 2 May 1859.

Way & Sons

Stereoview of the Royal Albert Bridge, Saltash

Blind stamped: "Photographed by W. May Devonport".
In 1853 the chains intended to be used for the Clifton Suspension Bridge were sold and reused to form Isambard Kingdom Brunel's Royal Albert Bridge at Saltash. The bridge was opened by Prince Albert on 2 May 1859.

May, W, photographer

Stereoview of the Royal Albert Bridge, Saltash

Blind stamped: "Photographed by W. May Devonport".
In 1853 the chains intended to be used for the Clifton Suspension Bridge were sold and reused to form Isambard Kingdom Brunel's Royal Albert Bridge at Saltash. The bridge was opened by Prince Albert on 2 May 1859.

May, W, photographer

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