Photographs

It is estimated that the Cable and Wireless Archive holds over 10,000 photographs dating from the 1850s to the 1990s. As well as loose photographs, the archive includes personal photograph albums that were compiled by telegraph workers during their time living at remote stations around the world, providing a rare glimpse into their lives. The collection includes original photographs of telegraph station buildings, telegraph staff and their families, cableships (including construction and launch images), and events (including the laying of new cables).