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Harland and Wolff Collection

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Harland and Wolff Collection

The Harland and Wolff Collection comprises c75,000 negatives recording the development of the firm from the mid-1890s to the present day, with some earlier exceptions, and includes hundreds of images produced by R.J.Welch who was the firm's official photographer from c1894-1920. The collection records in detail all stages of the shipbuilding process, including documentation of the building of such famous vessels as the Oceanic, the Titanic, HMS Belfast, HMS Eagle and the Canberra, as well as portraying shipyard buildings and plant, and working life and people in its many departments and shops. 

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Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Hydraulic riveting of centre plate, including riveters and portable furnace. Ship No: 40...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : First class oak panelled state room. Ship No: 382. Name: Avon. Type: Passenger Ship. Ton...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Three views of builder's half model OLYMPIC/TITANIC, different to above. Ship No: 400. N...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Starboard bow 3/4 profile on No. 2 slip, North Yard, prior to launch. Ship No: 352. Name...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Port bow view fully framed. Ship No: 400. Name: Olympic. Type: Passenger Ship. Tonnage: ...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Old and new sections of foundry, with moulds, castings and foundrymen....

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject :Generating station electrical workshop, interior....

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Propeller and underside hull, port view forward from dock floor. Ship No: 299. Name: Chi...

CELTIC ON THE WAYS, READY FOR LAUNCH

CELTIC ON THE WAYS, READY FOR LAUNCH

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Port stern view on slip prior to launch. Ship No: 335. Name: Celtic. Type: Passenger Shi...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Launch; starboard stern view entering water. Ship No: 347. Name: Galeka. Type: Passenger...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : View aft from port bridge wing, showing funnel, masts and lifeboats, at sea. Ship No: 30...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject :Bow cradle. Ship No: 433. Name: Britannic. Type: Passenger Ship. Tonnage: 48158. Launch: ...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : First class four and two berth cabins, including one with private bathroom (H1291). Ship...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject :Rigging shed interior...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Sequence showing erection and testing of 200 ton floating crane....

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Laying main and upper deck plates. Ship No: 358. Name: Adriatic. Type: Passenger Ship. T...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Port bow profile on No. 7 slip North Yard prior to launch. Ship No: 293. Name: Georgic. ...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Port stern 3/4 profile of completed ship as above. Ship No: 385. Name: Iroquois. Type: O...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : View forward along port hull from side of graving dock showing arrangement of timber sho...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : One set of whistles before installation. Ship No: 400. Name: Olympic. Type: Passenger Sh...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : First class library and writing room, with dome and fireplace. Ship No: 390. Name: Rotte...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Sequence showing erection and testing of 200 ton floating crane....

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : The Children's saloon or nursery, first class. Ship No: 367. Name: Aragon. Type: Passeng...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : View down greased ways after launch with OCEANIC and tugs in background. Ship No: 317. N...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Sequence showing positioning of ship in flooded graving dock with supporting shores. Shi...

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