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The Thames Tunnel, Open to the Public Every Day
1839. One of the Great Engineering Feats of the Nineteenth Century [Broadside]. [London]. The Thames Tunnel, Open to the Public Every Day (Except Sunday) from Nine in the Morning, Until Dark. Both Archways are Lighted with Gas; And the Descent to Them is by a New and Commodiuous Staircase. The Works are Now in Active Progress. [London]: Teape & Son, 1839. 15-1/4" x 10" broadside, mounted and matted, text in two columns between ruled borders, woodcuts below headline and above each column of text. Light toning, foxing in a few places, fold lines, repair to top half of vertical fold through center. An interesting piece. * The first tunnel constructed beneath a navigable river, the Thames Tunnel was one of the great engineering feats of the nineteenth century. It was the work of Marc Brunel and his son, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, it was built between 1825 and 1843. As this woodcut shows, it was a tourist attraction long before its completion. Designed for carriages and pedestrians, it remains in use today as a railway tunnel.
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