Yale Center for British Art
Title:
Monocular opaque glass viewer enclosing a print showing the Thames Tunnel.
Alternate Title(s):
Thames Tunnel
Published/Created:
Great Britain, approximately 1843.

Physical Description:
1 item ; 55 mm in diameter (at base), 105 mm long
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Notes:
Engineered by Marc Brunel and begun in 1825, the Thames Tunnel was the first tunnel ever built under a navigable river. Although Brunel had devised a special tunneling shield to dig underneath the river, water still came in during construction, and seven men drowned before the tunnel was completed in 1843.
Subject Terms:
Thames Tunnel (London, England) -- Pictorial works. | Tunnels -- England -- London. | Peep shows -- Specimens.
Form/Genre:
Optical instruments. | Peepshows. | Recreations -- Great Britain. | Engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1843.