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Celebrating the success of the Atlantic telegraph cable...



Item # 172910

August 12, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 12, 1865  The front page shows: 'New Westminster, Capital of British Columbia" as well as: "Terminal Station of Collins's Overland Telegraph, New Westminster, B.C."
Inside has prints captioned: "The Indo-European Telegraph--Landing the Cable in the Mud at Fao, Persian Gulf" "Trial of Mowing Machines...at West Mount Vernon" "The Richmond Election--Polling at the City Hall, Madison War" "...The Polling at the First Market House, Corner of Maine and 17th Streets" "Map of the World, Showing the Telegraphic Systems for Encircling the Entire Globe" "Celebration of the 4th of July at the Pre-Catelan in Paris by the American Residents" "Trial of Dr. Prichard--the Court During the Examination of Mary M'Leod" "Dr. Prichard, the Glasgow Poisoner".
Perhaps the best print is the doublepage centerfold captioned: "The Atlantic Telegraph Cable" which has 9 vignettes celebrating the success of the cable stretching from the Nova Scotia to England, and includes images of Ben Franklin and Prof. Morse.
The back page has a cartoon: "Testing the Question". Complete in 16 pages.

Category: The Civil War

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