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Atlantic Telegraph Company Collection

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: Valentia in 1857-1858 at the Time of the Laying of the Former Cable, 1865

Valentia in 1857-1858 at the Time of the Laying of the Former Cable, 1865

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: Foilhummerum Bay, Valentia, from Cromwell Fort: The Caroline Laying the Earthwire on July

Foilhummerum Bay, Valentia, from Cromwell Fort: The Caroline Laying the Earthwire on July 21st, 1865, 1865

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: Models of ships in the Naval Gallery at the South Kensington Museum, 1865. Creator: Smyth

Models of ships in the Naval Gallery at the South Kensington Museum, 1865. Creator: Smyth
Models of ships in the Naval Gallery at the South Kensington Museum, 1865. 'The Caledonia, which has, since 1856, been named the Dreadnought...has taken the place of the old Dreadnought as

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition: the Great Eastern off Brighton on her return home, 1865

The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition: the Great Eastern off Brighton on her return home, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition: the Great Eastern off Brighton on her return home - from a sketch by our special artist, 1865

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition: preparing for the final attempt to grapple the lost cable

The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition: preparing for the final attempt to grapple the lost cable, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition: preparing for the final attempt to grapple the lost cable - from a sketch by our special artist, 1865

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition: the paying-out machinery of the Great Eastern, 1865

The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition: the paying-out machinery of the Great Eastern, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition: the paying-out machinery of the Great Eastern - from a sketch by our special artist, 1865

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition: the second buoy...where the cable was grappled, Aug. 8, 1865

The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition: the second buoy...where the cable was grappled, Aug. 8, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition: the second buoy, marking the exact place where the cable was grappled, Aug. 8, 1865. 'Our Special Artist has furnished sketches of the two buoys

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition: the first buoy...where the cable was grappled, Aug. 3, 1865

The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition: the first buoy...where the cable was grappled, Aug. 3, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition: the first buoy, marking the supposed place where the cable was grappled, Aug. 3, 1865. 'Our Special Artist has furnished sketches of the two buoys

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: Examining the Atlantic Telegraph Cable, after raising it, on board the Great Eastern, 1865

Examining the Atlantic Telegraph Cable, after raising it, on board the Great Eastern, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Examining the Atlantic Telegraph Cable, after raising it, on board the Great Eastern, 1865. Engraving from a sketch by Robert Dudley '...of the anxious group of men...handling

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: The breaking of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable on board the Great Eastern, 1865. Creator: Unknown

The breaking of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable on board the Great Eastern, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The breaking of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable on board the Great Eastern, 1865. Engraving from a sketch by Robert Dudley. '...the galvanometer detected a flaw of electricity which indicated a

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable: Sir Robert Peel addressing bystanders...at Valencia, 1865

Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable: Sir Robert Peel addressing bystanders...at Valencia, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable: Sir Robert Peel addressing the bystanders after the taking of the shore end of the cable to the Telegraph House at Valencia, 1865

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable: watching the Caroline going out to sea..., 1865

Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable: watching the Caroline going out to sea..., 1865. Creator: Unknown
Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable: watching the Caroline going out to sea with the shore end of the cable, 1865. Engraving from a sketch by Robert Dudley

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable: landing the shore end of the cable...Valencia, 1865

Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable: landing the shore end of the cable...Valencia, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable: landing the shore end of the cable from the Caroline at Foilhommerum, Valencia, 1865

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable: receiving messages from the Great Eastern...Valencia

Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable: receiving messages from the Great Eastern...Valencia, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable: receiving messages from the Great Eastern in the instrument-room of the Telegraph House at Foilhommerum, Valencia, 1865

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable:...workmen on the road between Killarney and Valencia

Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable:...workmen on the road between Killarney and Valencia, 1865 Creator: Unknown
Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable: encampment of workmen on the road between Killarney and Valencia, 1865. Engraving from a sketch by Robert Dudley

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: Celebration of the Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable at New York - the Illumination... 1858

Celebration of the Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable at New York - the Illumination... 1858. Creator: Unknown
Celebration of the Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable at New York - the Illumination of the City Hall, 1858. Firework display, with inscription: All Honour to Cyrus [?] Field'

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable - Valentia: Catamaran for Under-running the Shore-end... 1858

Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable - Valentia: Catamaran for Under-running the Shore-end... 1858. Creator: Unknown
Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable - Valentia: Catamaran for Under-running the Shore-end of the Cable, 1858. View of Valentia

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable - Valentia, from the North, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable - Valentia, from the North, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable - Valentia, from the North, 1858. View of Valentia, to which island considerable interest attaches in connection with the Atlantic Telegraph

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable - Valentia, the Landing-Place of the Atlantic Cable, 1858

Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable - Valentia, the Landing-Place of the Atlantic Cable, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable - Valentia, the Landing-Place of the Atlantic Cable, 1858. View of Valentia, to which island considerable interest attaches in connection with the Atlantic

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable - Valentia, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable - Valentia, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable - Valentia, 1858. View of Valentia, to which island considerable interest attaches in connection with the Atlantic Telegraph

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable - the 'Agamemnon' in a Storm, 1858. Creator: Smyth

Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable - the "Agamemnon" in a Storm, 1858. Creator: Smyth
Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable - the "Agamemnon" in a Storm, 1858. Ship struggling in...the great storm on the 20th of June...the Agamemnon rolled so heavily

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: The Atlantic Telegraph Paying-Out Machine, 1858. Creator: Unknown

The Atlantic Telegraph Paying-Out Machine, 1858. Creator: Unknown
The Atlantic Telegraph Paying-Out Machine, 1858. In the Engraving, which is taken from a photograph by Maull and Polyblank, the paying-out machine is shown in perspective nearest to the observer

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: Cartoon from Puck, between 1880 and 1889. Creators: Joseph Keppler, Bernhard Gillam

Cartoon from Puck, between 1880 and 1889. Creators: Joseph Keppler, Bernhard Gillam
Cartoon from Puck, between 1880 and 1889

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: The Atlantic Cable, ready for shipment, Morden Wharf, East Greenwich, 1857. Creator: Unknown

The Atlantic Cable, ready for shipment, Morden Wharf, East Greenwich, 1857. Creator: Unknown
The Atlantic Cable, ready for shipment, Morden Wharf, East Greenwich, [London], 1857. The core is conveyed to [Glass, Elliott, and Co.'s works at] East Greenwich upon large reels

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: Machines covering with Gutta Percha the Atlantic Cable Wire, at the Gutta Percha Company's... 1857

Machines covering with Gutta Percha the Atlantic Cable Wire, at the Gutta Percha Company's... 1857
Machines covering with Gutta Percha the Atlantic Cable Wire, at the Gutta Percha Company's Works, Wharf-Road, [London], 1857

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: Manufacture of the Atlantic Submarine Cable, at Glass, Elliott, and Co.'s Works, East... 1857

Manufacture of the Atlantic Submarine Cable, at Glass, Elliott, and Co.'s Works, East... 1857. Creator: Unknown
Manufacture of the Atlantic Submarine Cable, at Glass, Elliott, and Co.'s Works, East Greenwich, [London], 1857. The firm has...undertaken to complete 1250 miles within a specified period...The

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: Mr. Charles T. Bright, Chief Engineer of the Atlantic Telegraph Company, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Mr. Charles T. Bright, Chief Engineer of the Atlantic Telegraph Company, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Mr. Charles T. Bright, Chief Engineer of the Atlantic Telegraph Company, 1858. This gentleman, the chief engineer of the Atlantic Telegraph Company

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable - Displacement of the Cable on Board the 'Agamemnon', 1858

Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable - Displacement of the Cable on Board the "Agamemnon", 1858. Storm of 20th June

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable - Breaking Adrift of the Coal on Board the 'Agamemnon', 1858

Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable - Breaking Adrift of the Coal on Board the "Agamemnon", 1858. A storm on 20th June....everything broke adrift, whether secured or not

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: The Atlantic Telegraph Cable Fleet Assembled at Berehaven (Southwest Coast of Ireland)

The Atlantic Telegraph Cable Fleet Assembled at Berehaven (Southwest Coast of Ireland): Ships, the Great Eastern, H.M.S. Terrible, the Alby, the Medway and the William Cory, 1866

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: The Bay of Bull Arms, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, Bonfires Lighted on the Hills to Notify

The Bay of Bull Arms, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, Bonfires Lighted on the Hills to Notify of the Arrival of the Cable Fleet on August 5th, 1858, 1865-66

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: The Settlement and Church of Hearts Content, Newfoundland, 1866

The Settlement and Church of Hearts Content, Newfoundland, 1866

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: First Telegraph House at Hearts Content, Newfoundland, 1866, 1866

First Telegraph House at Hearts Content, Newfoundland, 1866, 1866

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, Exterior View of the Telegraph House in 1857-1858, 1865-66

Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, Exterior View of the Telegraph House in 1857-1858, 1865-66

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: Telegraph Cable Fleet at Sea, 1865, 1865-66. Creator: Robert Charles Dudley

Telegraph Cable Fleet at Sea, 1865, 1865-66. Creator: Robert Charles Dudley
Telegraph Cable Fleet at Sea, 1865, 1865-66

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: View Looking Aft from the Port Paddle-box on the Deck of the Great Eastern... 1865-66

View Looking Aft from the Port Paddle-box on the Deck of the Great Eastern... 1865-66
View Looking Aft from the Port Paddle-box on the Deck of the Great Eastern: Showing the Trough for the Cable, etc. 1865-66

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: Valentia, Ireland, from the Harbor, Opposite Knight s-town, at the Period of Laying

Valentia, Ireland, from the Harbor, Opposite Knight s-town, at the Period of Laying the Cable of 1857, 1865-66

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: Foilhummerum Bay, Valentia, Looking from Cromwell Fort: The Caroline and Boats

Foilhummerum Bay, Valentia, Looking from Cromwell Fort: The Caroline and Boats Laying the Earth Wire, July 21st, 1865, 1865-66

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: Coiling the Cable in the Large Tanks at the Works of the Telegraph Construction

Coiling the Cable in the Large Tanks at the Works of the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company of Greenwich, 1865, 1865

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: In the Bows of the Great Eastern: The Cable Broken and Lost, Preparing to Grapple

In the Bows of the Great Eastern: The Cable Broken and Lost, Preparing to Grapple, August 2nd, 1865, 1865

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: Coiling the Cable in the After-tank on Board the Great Eastern at Sheerness: Visit

Coiling the Cable in the After-tank on Board the Great Eastern at Sheerness: Visit of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales on May 23rd, 1865, 1865-66

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: The Cable Passed From the Works into the Hulk (the Old Frigate Iris) Lying in the Thames

The Cable Passed From the Works into the Hulk (the Old Frigate Iris) Lying in the Thames at Greenwich, 1865-66

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: The Old Frigate Iris with Her Freight of Cable Alongside the Great Eastern at Sheerness

The Old Frigate Iris with Her Freight of Cable Alongside the Great Eastern at Sheerness: The Cable Passed from the Hulk to the Great Eastern, 1865

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: Foilhummerum Bay, Valentia, Looking Seawards from the Point at Which the Cable

Foilhummerum Bay, Valentia, Looking Seawards from the Point at Which the Cable Reaches the Shore of Ireland, 1865-66

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: The Reels of Gutta-percha Covered Conducting Wire Conveyed into Tanks at the Works

The Reels of Gutta-percha Covered Conducting Wire Conveyed into Tanks at the Works of the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company, at Greenwich, 1865-66

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: September 8th at Hearts Content, the day of the successful termination of the work

September 8th at Hearts Content, the day of the successful termination of the work of laying, recovering, completing and testing the Atlantic Telegraph Cables of 1865 and 1866, 1866

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: Splicing the Cable (after the First Accident) on Board the Great Eastern, July 25th, 1865

Splicing the Cable (after the First Accident) on Board the Great Eastern, July 25th, 1865, 1865-66

Background imageAtlantic Telegraph Company Collection: Forward Deck of the Great Eastern Cleared for the First Attempt to Grapple... 1865-66

Forward Deck of the Great Eastern Cleared for the First Attempt to Grapple... 1865-66
Forward Deck of the Great Eastern Cleared for the First Attempt to Grapple for the Lost Cable, August 11th, 1865, 1865-66



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