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Cargo Collection

"Cargo: Tales of Trade and Treasures Across the Globe" Embark on a journey through time and continents as we explore the captivating world of cargo

Background imageCargo Collection: Freight train on the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway, by Selwyn Pearce-Higgins

Freight train on the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway, by Selwyn Pearce-Higgins. This narrow gauge railway line was opened in 1903

Background imageCargo Collection: Canadian Pacific freight train locomotive at Banff station, Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies

Canadian Pacific freight train locomotive at Banff station, Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies, Alberta, Canada, North America

Background imageCargo Collection: Whaling ship diagram, 1800s

Whaling ship diagram, 1800s
Deck plan and cutaway view of whaling schooner " Amelia" of New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Marietta on the Ohio River, 1870s

Marietta on the Ohio River, 1870s
Steamboats on the Ohio River at Marietta, Ohio, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Car transporter, side view

Car transporter, side view

Background imageCargo Collection: Pacific Line Poster

Pacific Line Poster
Pacific Line, Pacific Steam Line Navigation Company Liverpool, royal mail steamers to brazil and South America, 1904 1904

Background imageCargo Collection: Erie Canal barge at Troy, New York

Erie Canal barge at Troy, New York
Barge on the Erie Canal at West Troy, New York, in the late 1800s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: South Street docks in New York City, 1870s

South Street docks in New York City, 1870s
Merchant ships unloading along South Street, New York City, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Entrance to Regents Canal Dock, Limehouse, London, 1828. Artist: Frederick James Havell

Entrance to Regents Canal Dock, Limehouse, London, 1828. Artist: Frederick James Havell
Entrance to Regents Canal Dock, Limehouse, London, 1828. View with boats and crew on Regents Canal and figures on the dockside

Background imageCargo Collection: Empire Marketing Board - Penang, British Malaya

Empire Marketing Board - Penang, British Malaya
Empire Marketing Board Poster design, Penang, British Malaya (now Malaysia), printed for the Empire Marketing Board. Showing a busy scene at the docks. Date: circa 1930

Background imageCargo Collection: Cargo ship Tresillian wrecked in storm, 1954

Cargo ship Tresillian wrecked in storm, 1954
Cargo ship Tresillian of the Hain Steamship Co. (St Ives) lost on the night of 29th to 30th November 1954 in St Georges Channel near Ireland with heavy loss of life

Background imageCargo Collection: Erie Canal locks

Erie Canal locks
Boat in the Erie Canal locks at Lockport, New York, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Smugglers Unload Goods

Smugglers Unload Goods
A band of smugglers unload their cargo of contraband into a secluded coastal cave, constantly checking for any nearby customs men

Background imageCargo Collection: Barrels of molasses, West India Docks, London, 1926-1927. Artist: Langfier Photo

Barrels of molasses, West India Docks, London, 1926-1927. Artist: Langfier Photo
Barrels of molasses, West India Docks, London, 1926-1927. Illustration from Wonderful London, edited by Arthur St John Adcock, Volume I, published by Amalgamated Press, (London, 1926-1927)

Background imageCargo Collection: The Cromdale wrecked at Bass Point, The Lizard, Cornwall

The Cromdale wrecked at Bass Point, The Lizard, Cornwall
The Cromdale, a fully rigged iron sailing barque, wrecked in heavy fog at Bass Point, The Lizard, Cornwall, on 23 May 1913. Date: 1913

Background imageCargo Collection: BARQUENTINE, 1871. The English barquentine Waterwitch, built in 1871

BARQUENTINE, 1871. The English barquentine Waterwitch, built in 1871

Background imageCargo Collection: Container ship

Container ship loaded with cargo. This is the Kyoto Express, a container ship owned by the German transportation company Hapag-Lloyd

Background imageCargo Collection: Oil tanker

Oil tanker loading at an oil terminal in Nakhodka, Russia

Background imageCargo Collection: Riverboats at Shreveport, Louisiana, 1870s

Riverboats at Shreveport, Louisiana, 1870s
Stevedores loading barrels at the Red River levee at Shreveport, Louisiana, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Baltimore in the 1870s

Baltimore in the 1870s
Harbor of Baltimore, Maryland, looking from Federal Hill, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Erie Canal at Schenedtady, New York

Erie Canal at Schenedtady, New York
Erie Canal barge towed through Schenectady, New York, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Coal Narrow Boats

Coal Narrow Boats
A pair of laden narrow boats, with their cargoes of coal, passing through a lock on the Grand Union Canal near Watford, Hertfordshire, England

Background imageCargo Collection: Container ship on the River Elbe, Hamburg, Germany, Europe

Container ship on the River Elbe, Hamburg, Germany, Europe

Background imageCargo Collection: Train travelling through the Outback of South Australia, Australia, Pacific

Train travelling through the Outback of South Australia, Australia, Pacific

Background imageCargo Collection: Hudsons Dry Soap

Hudsons Dry Soap
Hudsons dry soap advert Date: 1900s

Background imageCargo Collection: Smugglers landing their cargo

Smugglers landing their cargo
The sun dispelling a mist, with smugglers landing their cargo

Background imageCargo Collection: Model of the Victory, Nelsons Ship at Trafalgar

Model of the Victory, Nelsons Ship at Trafalgar

Background imageCargo Collection: Dockers busy unloading cargo at Cardiff Docks, a port in southern Cardiff, Wales

Dockers busy unloading cargo at Cardiff Docks, a port in southern Cardiff, Wales. 18th April 1939

Background imageCargo Collection: Wreck in the Offing!, an illustration from Harpers Weekly, 1878 (litho)

Wreck in the Offing!, an illustration from Harpers Weekly, 1878 (litho)
STC311037 Wreck in the Offing!, an illustration from Harpers Weekly, 1878 (litho) by Pyle, Howard (1853-1911) (after); Private Collection; The Stapleton Collection; American, out of copyright

Background imageCargo Collection: RMS Windsor Castle, Union Castle Line

RMS Windsor Castle, Union Castle Line
RMS Windsor Castle, passenger and cargo liner of the Union Castle Line. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageCargo Collection: A tank transporter hauling a Challenger 2 main battle tank to Wales for an exercise

A tank transporter hauling a Challenger 2 main battle tank to Wales for an exercise. Challenger 2 is an advanced main battle tank in service with the British Army and with the Royal Army of Oman

Background imageCargo Collection: Ohio River at Cincinnati, Ohio, 1860s

Ohio River at Cincinnati, Ohio, 1860s
Riverboats loading at the Ohio River levee in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1860s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: McDonnell Douglas YF4H-1 Phantom pre-production

McDonnell Douglas YF4H-1 Phantom pre-production
Mcdonnell Douglas Yf4H-1 Phantom Pre-Production Model Which Set an Absolute World Speed Record at 1606Mph in 1961 Flown by Lt Col Robert B Robinson Date: 1961

Background imageCargo Collection: Handley Page HP-70 Halton

Handley Page HP-70 Halton
Bond Air Servicehandley Page Hp-70 Halton Hp-71 Halifax A-9 Parked Date: 1940s

Background imageCargo Collection: Native vessels, Manama Pier, Bahrain, Persian Gulf

Native vessels, Manama Pier, Bahrain, Persian Gulf
Native vessels by the pier at Manama, capital of Bahrain, Persian Gulf. Date: late 1940s

Background imageCargo Collection: Queen of Bermuda, Furness Bermuda Line

Queen of Bermuda, Furness Bermuda Line, passenger and cargo ship. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageCargo Collection: GROUP OF HOBOES, 1920s. Group of hoboes in the American midwest, 1920s

GROUP OF HOBOES, 1920s. Group of hoboes in the American midwest, 1920s

Background imageCargo Collection: Towing Erie Canal barges on the Hudson River

Towing Erie Canal barges on the Hudson River
Erie Canal grain-boats towed down the Hudson River to New York City, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Lake Erie grain boat in a snowstorm

Lake Erie grain boat in a snowstorm
Steamship carrying grain on Lake Erie in a snowstorm, headed for Buffalo, New York, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Wall Streets Tontine Coffee House in the late 1700s

Wall Streets Tontine Coffee House in the late 1700s
Tontine Coffee House, corner of Water and Wall Street, meeting-place of New York brokers who formed the NY Stock Exchange. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCargo Collection: Poster depicting Colombo, Ceylon

Poster depicting Colombo, Ceylon
Poster for the Empire Marketing Board, depicting dock workers loading and unloading cargo at Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

Background imageCargo Collection: Cargo ship in Culebra Cut

Cargo ship in Culebra Cut, Panama Canal, Panama, Central America

Background imageCargo Collection: The Landing Jetty - Port Elizabeth, South Africa

The Landing Jetty - Port Elizabeth, South Africa Date: circa 1905

Background imageCargo Collection: Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, Whaleback ship - Poe Docks

Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, Whaleback ship - Poe Docks
Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, Whaleback ship leaving Poe Docks. A whaleback was a type of cargo steamship of unique design

Background imageCargo Collection: Source Size = 3785 x 2075

Source Size = 3785 x 2075
H.M.s. " transit" on the Rocks Off Cape Oelar, Banca Island

Background imageCargo Collection: BEA and BOAC cargo buildings at Heathrow Airport

BEA and BOAC cargo buildings at Heathrow Airport

Background imageCargo Collection: Blitz in London, ship at Surrey Commercial Docks, WW2

Blitz in London, ship at Surrey Commercial Docks, WW2
A badly damaged cargo ship at the Surrey Commercial Docks complex after being engulfed by the fires caused by heavy bombing raids during the Second World War

Background imageCargo Collection: Manila Docks

Manila Docks
Unloading a shipment of cargo from ships in Manila docks, Philippines. Three young men in shorts wipe the sweat from themselves in the heat. Date: late 1930s



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"Cargo: Tales of Trade and Treasures Across the Globe" Embark on a journey through time and continents as we explore the captivating world of cargo. From the majestic Canadian Pacific freight train locomotive at Banff station in Alberta, Canada, to the enchanting Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway, witness how these mighty machines transport goods across vast landscapes. Unveil hidden stories of smugglers unloading their illicit treasures under moonlit skies, evoking an air of mystery and intrigue. Step back in time with us to British Malaya's Penang, where the Empire Marketing Board showcases exotic products that once traversed oceans for global consumption. Immerse yourself in vintage posters promoting transpacific voyages aboard luxurious liners - a testament to humanity's insatiable desire for exploration and commerce. Marvel at the Erie Canal barge gracefully gliding through Troy, New York - a lifeline connecting communities along its historic waterway. Journey to bustling South Street docks in 1870s New York City; feel the vibrant energy as ships from distant shores unload their precious cargoes onto American soil. Witness history unfold before your eyes as you step into Limehouse's Regents Canal Dock entrance in London during 1828 - a hub brimming with activity and trade. Delight your senses with barrels of molasses lining West India Docks in 1926-1927 London; imagine their sweet aroma wafting through narrow streets filled with merchants eager to profit from this liquid gold. Hear tales of shipwrecks like The Cromdale off Cornwall's Bass Point or Tresillian succumbing to stormy seas - reminders that even amidst progress, nature can still reclaim her dominion over man-made vessels. Cargo tells tales of resilience, adventure, triumphs, and tragedies etched into our collective memory. It symbolizes our interconnectedness as nations thrive on exchange while preserving cultural heritage through diverse commodities carried across oceans and continents.