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A selection of images from the collection that include references to science, appliances and other forms of technology. See also: 'Clocks and timepieces' (Accessory).

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Sam Taylor-Johnson (Sam Taylor-Wood) ('Self-portrait in Single-breasted Suit with Hare'), by Sam Taylor-Johnson (Sam Taylor-Wood) - NPG P959

Sam Taylor-Johnson (Sam Taylor-Wood) ('Self-portrait in Single-breasted Suit with Hare')

by Sam Taylor-Johnson (Sam Taylor-Wood)
C-type colour print, 2014, based on a work of 2001
NPG P959

Tony Lord, by Tessa Traeger - NPG P1026(28)

Tony Lord

by Tessa Traeger
gelatin silver print, 2002
NPG P1026(28)

Claire Rayner, by Julia Fullerton-Batten - NPG P1128(10)

Claire Rayner

by Julia Fullerton-Batten
C-type colour print, 13 February 2006
NPG P1128(10)

Ray Shannon, by Julia Fullerton-Batten - NPG P1128(11)

Ray Shannon

by Julia Fullerton-Batten
C-type colour print, 23 February 2006
NPG P1128(11)

Sir Martin John Evans, by David Cobley - NPG 6897

Sir Martin John Evans

by David Cobley
oil on canvas, 2011
NPG 6897

John Avery, attributed to Henry Collen - NPG 1893

John Avery

attributed to Henry Collen
watercolour, bodycolour and varnish on ivory
NPG 1893

'The Forty-Foot Telescope at Slough', by Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Bt - NPG x44706

'The Forty-Foot Telescope at Slough'

by Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Bt
platinum print, 1839, printed later
NPG x44706

Portrait study for 'The Two Ways of Life', by Oscar Gustav Rejlander - NPG x199786

Portrait study for 'The Two Ways of Life'

by Oscar Gustav Rejlander
watercolour, crayon and chalk on photographic emulsion, 1856-1857
NPG x199786

Edward Downes Law, 5th Baron Ellenborough, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax56064

Edward Downes Law, 5th Baron Ellenborough

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 22 October 1861
NPG Ax56064

William E. Black R N, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax59745

William E. Black R N

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 24 June 1862
NPG Ax59745

Master A.M. Gardiner, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax57281

Master A.M. Gardiner

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 28 March 1862
NPG Ax57281

Master A.M. Gardiner, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax57282

Master A.M. Gardiner

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 28 March 1862
NPG Ax57282

Jean François Isidore Caplin, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax64159

Jean François Isidore Caplin

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 18 April 1865
NPG Ax64159

Jean François Isidore Caplin, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax64160

Jean François Isidore Caplin

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 18 April 1865
NPG Ax64160

Charles Henry Tamworth Hanbury-Tracy, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax65101

Charles Henry Tamworth Hanbury-Tracy

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 1866
NPG Ax65101

'Scientists', published by Hughes & Edmonds - NPG Ax132901

'Scientists'

published by Hughes & Edmonds
albumen print, published 1876
NPG Ax132901

Sir (Horatio) Gilbert George Parker, 1st Bt, by Frederic G. Hodsoll - NPG Ax25176

Sir (Horatio) Gilbert George Parker, 1st Bt

by Frederic G. Hodsoll
bromide print, 1900s
NPG Ax25176

William Bates Ferguson, by Olive Edis - NPG x5195

William Bates Ferguson

by Olive Edis
platinotype on cream card mount, 1900-1930
NPG x5195

Mervyn Henry Gordon, possibly by Edward Cahen - NPG x9501

Mervyn Henry Gordon

possibly by Edward Cahen
vintage print, 1900s
NPG x9501