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Event Organiser: ICE

Café 200: Brunel through a lens - Royal Albert Bridge, Taunton

  • Lecture
  • Taunton
  • 26 June 2018
  • 14:30 - 16:00
Café 200: Brunel through a lens - Royal Albert Bridge, Taunton

About this event

A selection of rare images will be displayed, some work in progress and the finished structure. The collection will include the first photographic image of a work in progress dating from 1841.

Photographers include Robert Howlett, William Henry Fox Talbot, John Dillwyn Llewellyn, Joseph Cundall and Philip Henry Delamotte.

Audience will have the opportunity to discuss these photographs and view some stereoscopic images using an antique viewer. A civil engineer will also be available to answer questions relating to the detail of construction.


Rose Teanby

Rose is a photo historian with a great interest in the photography of civil engineering. She is the biographer of Robert Howlett and has lectured about his iconic portrait of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. She has contributed guest blogs covering Brunel's Hungerford Bridge, SS Great Britain and SS Great Eastern. Rose has also written for PhotoHistorian and Photographica World on Brunel and photography.

Event venue

The Museum of Somerset
Castle Green
Taunton TA1 4AA
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Louise Daniel

e: [email protected]