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USS Niagara...



Item # 538452

March 08, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, March 8, 1858.
 
* USS Frigate Niagara 
* Cable laying across the Atlantic Ocean


Front page has: "Departure Of The Niagara", "The Present Prospects and Condition of The Atlantic Telegraph Enterprise", "Is it Possible to Lay a Submarine Cable Across the Atlantic?", "The Reasons why it is Believed to be Practicable", and "What has been Proved by the Failure of the First Attempt". 

Includes a 6 1/2 by 2 1/2 inch engraving: "The Paying Out Machine And One Of The Cable Circles", plus references.

Other news of the day includes: "The Utah Expedition" "The Slave Trade" and more.

8 pages in good condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War