Ordnance Survey Historical Photographs

Ordnance Survey historical photographs.

The collection begins in the 1860's when photography was introduced as a means of speeding up map production. OS also began to photograph its own staff, not only the most senior officials, but more humble soldiers and civilian staff too.

Collection Metadata

Theme

Ordnance Survey history

Date Range

1860s to 1960s

Number of Images

2000

Number on Timepix

35

Source

Ordnance Survey

Owner

Ordnance Survey

Timepix Ltd

Publisher

Timepix Ltd

Spatial Coverage Description

UK

Keywords

Ordnance Survey, surveying, cartography, printing, photography, science, triangulation, base measurement, bilby tower, man, men, soldiers, map, mountains, triangulation pillars, theodolite, level, sketching case, tripod, landscapes

Collection Contact

Gallery

Printing maps. c1920
Printing maps. c1920
Levelling in Oxford Street 1950s
Boer War medal presentation parade
1890 decoration for Princess Beatrice visit
Royal Engineers at OS, Phoenix Park, Dublin
Colonel Sim, 1899
1875 Photographic staff and children
Tringulation from summit of Ben Nevis

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