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Pictorial Americana

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Magnetic telegraph station, Telegraph Hill, Hull Magnetic telegraph station, Telegraph Hill, Hull. Wood engraving in Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion, Oct. 3, 1857.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2211
Atlantic telegraph polka. (Music cover- the Niagara & the Agamemnon laying the Atlantic cable) Atlantic telegraph polka. (Music cover- the Niagara & the Agamemnon laying the Atlantic cable). Lithograph by J. H. Bufford, 1858.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-5040 (color film copy transparency)
Atlantic Cable celebration.  Presentation to Cyrus W. Field in the Crystal Palace Atlantic Cable celebration. Presentation to Cyrus W. Field in the Crystal Palace. Wood engraving in Harper's, Sept. 11, 1858.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-490
The laying of the cable.  John and Jonathan joining hands The laying of the cable. John and Jonathan joining hands. Wood engraving by Baker & Goodwin, 1858.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-5309
Map of the world, showing the telegraphic systems for encircling the globe Map of the world, showing the telegraphic systems for encircling the globe. Wood engraving in Harper's Weekly, Aug. 12, 1865.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2194
Office of the American Telegraph Company, corner of Broadway and Liberty Street, New
York.  Telegrams for Europe. Office of the American Telegraph Company, corner of Broadway and Liberty Street, New York. Telegrams for Europe. Wood engraving in Harper's Weekly, Aug. 18, 1866.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2198
Landing the Atlantic cable in Heart's Content Bay, Newfoundland.tart Landing the Atlantic cable in Heart's Content Bay, Newfoundland. Wood engraving in Illustrated London News, Sept. 8, 1866.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2212
Operating room of the Western Union Company, New York. Operating room of the Western Union Company, New York. Wood engraving in Harper's New Monthly Magazine. Aug. 1873.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1337

 

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