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In this database you find (some of) the pictures from the picture gallery of the department of Hydraulic Engineering of the TU Delft.
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All pictures are available under the Dutch creative commons license.
Creative Commons Naamsvermelding 4.0 Internationaal-licentie.
Creative Commons-Licentie
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Pictures are ordered in files per topic. However, not all antique pictures are already placed in files per topic, they can be found in the clusters below.

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Old scanned pictures, not yet classified

Glass negatives
Old (large size) slides
The magic lantern at Leiden University
Until approx. 1950 lectures were supported using a "magic lantern", showing photographs of hydraulic engineering objects.The slides for this lantern (a rudimentary slide projector, an invention of Christian Huygens) had a size of 8.5x8.5 cm. The collection of slides has been digitized and is available under this heading. The quality is highly variable.
Because of the low light intensity of the magic lantern, projections has to be done in full darkness. This made it impossible to make notes for the students. Therefore also (coloured) posters have been made, with a size of approximately 1 m2.The posters were glued on textile and rolled for storage. Each poster was photographed and a small  (blac & white) photo with title and number was placed on an archive card. In this way the professor could select the required posters for his lecture and an assistant could collect them and hang them in the lecture room. The original posters do not exist any more, but the cards survived and were digitized. This heading gives an overview of all posters.
Old slides

Classes of pictures

   Coastline Managment
   Coastal protection
   artificial nourishment
   dune vegetation
   Marshland and intertidal flats
Dikes and revetments

     Revetment structures
   Block Revetments
   Elastocoast revetment
     Bed Protections
   Asphalt mats
Hydraulic Structures

     river crossings
Ferry Terminals
     navigation facilities
Locks and sluices
Loading and unloading facilites
berthing quays and guidance works

Breaking waves
Laboratory facilities