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Under Ground Collection

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: London Underground

London Underground
A Northern Line train in the standard red colour, on its way to Morden, southwest London

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: Scotland / Glasgow

Scotland / Glasgow
The busy St. Enoch Square, Glasgow, Scotland. The building on the left is the subway (underground) station

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: Underground Tube Train

Underground Tube Train
A Northern Line train on its way to Kennington, via Charing Cross emerges overground from a tunnel

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: Londons new amusement: Up and down the escalator

Londons new amusement: Up and down the escalator
Illustration from 1911 of the first escalators ever installed on the underground, between the District and the Piccadilly line platforms at Earls Court station

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: Miners from Fernhill Colliery, Glamorgan, South Wales

Miners from Fernhill Colliery, Glamorgan, South Wales
A black-faced miner, carrying his small daughter, his wife shielding her face, at Fernhill in the Rhondda. He has just emerged from 292 hours underground in a stay-in miners strike at Fernhill

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: Street Scene 1950S

Street Scene 1950S
Scene outside Gants Hill underground station near Ilford, Essex

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: Miners in a Lift Shaft

Miners in a Lift Shaft
Miners about to descend for their shift underground at Lynemouth Colliery

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: The River Westbourne running through Sloane Square tube stat

The River Westbourne running through Sloane Square tube stat
A conduit containing the overflow from the Serpentine running above the platforms at Sloane Square underground station. Date: 1909

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: Rush hour at a London tube station, by A. W. Wilson

Rush hour at a London tube station, by A. W. Wilson
A busy London underground station contasting two platforms, one side has happy holiday makers and the other sober looking business men

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: Underground / Wood Green

Underground / Wood Green
A train arrives at Wood Green station, London

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: Leaving the Underground

Leaving the Underground
Way Out - commuters walking up the steep steps leading out of Westminster underground station, central London, England

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: Underground Straphangers

Underground Straphangers
STRAP-HANGERS : So popular is Londons underground that often there are not enough seats : for the convenience of those standing, straps are thoughtfully provided

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: Rome / Colosseum 1827

Rome / Colosseum 1827
The four-storey structure had a moveable canopy, a safety net to protect the audience, a network of underground tunnels, and floors that could flood for mock sea battles!

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: Aldwych Tube Station

Aldwych Tube Station
The exterior of ALDWYCH STATION, on the Piccadilly Line, faced with the distinctive red ceramic tiles employed at the time

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: Poster advertising the British Empire Exhibition

Poster advertising the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley Park, running from April to October 1924. Travel routes are shown, together with a plan of the exhibition space itself

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: Llest Colliery explosion, Glamorgan, South Wales

Llest Colliery explosion, Glamorgan, South Wales
A group of men and boys waiting for news of miners trapped underground following an explosion at Llest (Lluest) Colliery, Pontyrhyl, near Bridgend, Glamorgan, South Wales

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: Coughs & Sneezes Poster

Coughs & Sneezes Poster
Humorous poster from the Ministry of Health showing a man sneezing without a handkerchief on a London Underground train during WWII

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: Founding of the Jesuit Order, Montmartre, France

Founding of the Jesuit Order, Montmartre, France
Foundation of the Jesuit Order in an underground chapel in the church of Saint Denis, Montmartre, near Paris. Ignatius de Loyola and six companions dedicate themselves to spread the Word of God

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: Royal Garden Hotel

Royal Garden Hotel
The ultra modern Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington High Street, London, with its trendy underground car park. Date: late 1960s

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: Wayland Smiths Cave

Wayland Smiths Cave, Berkshire, England. Formerly an underground chamber of some prehistoric king or priest. Wayland was a mythical smithy who made invincible swords. Date: BC

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: Boy dragging coal wagon with harness and chain in mine

Boy dragging coal wagon with harness and chain in mine
A boy with a harness and chain between his legs drags a heavy coal truck along a low underground passage in a mine at Halifax, Yorkshire

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: Gloucester Road, London

Gloucester Road, London, with Gloucester Road tube Station (right) and Baileys Hotel (now the home to an excellent Indian Restaurant!)

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: Police on Walkie Talkie

Police on Walkie Talkie
Police officers talking on a walkie talkie in the street at Notting Hill Underground Station, London Metropolitan Police

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: 1837 / COAL MINE

1837 / COAL MINE
A cross-section of a coal mine showing all the underground chambers and tunnels

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: First Underground Train

First Underground Train
The first public train on Londons underground Metropolitan Railway takes passengers from Paddington to Farringdon Street

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: Sheltering Underground

Sheltering Underground
Sheltering underground during The Blitz, Islington, London; a woman pours drinks for those around her

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: Police dog handler

Police dog handler

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: Hulluch underground system 1918

Hulluch underground system 1918
Hulluch underground system known as Charing Cross near Loos. The 3rd Australian Tunnel Company engaged in defensive work on the Western Front in France during World War I in January 1918

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: Moscow Underground

Moscow Underground
A business man commuter, about to board an underground train, which has just arrived on the platform of a Rococo style tube station, Moscow, Russia. Date: late 1960s

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: Craven Arch, London

Craven Arch, London
The steps at Craven Arch, the Strand, London, which lead from Craven Street to Northumberland Avenue

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: The Metropolitan Underground, works in progress

The Metropolitan Underground, works in progress
The building work in progress at Kings Cross, to host part of the Mertropolitan underground railway. The first section of the underground was completed in 1863

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: Sloane Square Station

Sloane Square Station
A street scene outside Sloane Square Underground station in Chelsea, London, with frequent trains to the City on the District Railway

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: Earls Court Underground

Earls Court Underground
Passengers waiting on the platform at Earls Court Station, London

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: Friedrichstrasse / Berlin

Friedrichstrasse / Berlin
A deserted Friedrichstrasse by night, with illuminated U-Bahn sign framing the scene

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: Escalator Trials

Escalator Trials
A couple misunderstand the instructions for stepping off a new fangled moving staircase and land in an undignified heap on the floor of the underground station

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: The Underground - Dugdale

The Underground - Dugdale
The Underground - from the picture by T. C. Dugdale, R.O.I Date: 1932

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: Thumbelina curtsies to the Tiresome Old Mole

Thumbelina curtsies to the Tiresome Old Mole
An unhappy Thumbelina curtsies to the Tiresome Old Mole, who falls in love with her and wants her to live with him underground

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: Transcontinental Metro

Transcontinental Metro - Travelling Underground between Continents

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: King and Queen visiting children in Underground shelters

King and Queen visiting children in Underground shelters
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visiting an air raid shelter in a London Underground station and chatting to groups of children clustered on bunk beds

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: Gossip about Fairies 30

Gossip about Fairies 30
Many dwarfs work underground, often in the mining industry, notably in the Harz mountains of Germany : but they generally come up at nights. as in the story of Snow-White

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: Her Husbands Ghost

Her Husbands Ghost
In the room centre Stood her husband : the door shut fast. What do you do there, underground, in the dark hollow...?

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: ITALY. SICILY. SYRACUSE. Syracuse. Underground

ITALY. SICILY. SYRACUSE. Syracuse. Underground passages of Eurialo Castle (402-397 BC). Greek art. Architecture

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: MALTA. Rabat. Catacombs of Saint Paul. Saint

MALTA. Rabat. Catacombs of Saint Paul. Saint

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: Workmen drilling in Bristol

Workmen drilling in Bristol, possibly doing maintenance work on the underground sewerage system. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: Sheltering on underground stations 1940

Sheltering on underground stations 1940
During the blitz of the Second World War, Londoners made uses of the underground tube stations as air raid shelters, because they felt secure. Date: 1940

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: Thames Embankment Section

Thames Embankment Section
Illustration from 1867 showing a cross-section of the Thames Embankment, at that time in construction and completed in 1870

Background imageUnder Ground Collection: Hyde Park pneumatic subway

Hyde Park pneumatic subway



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