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Background imageCable Collection: Putting wire wrapping around the suspension cables, Brooklyn Suspension Bridge, 1883

Putting wire wrapping around the suspension cables, Brooklyn Suspension Bridge, 1883
Putting wire wrapping around the suspension cables, Brooklyn Suspension Bridge, New York. Each cable was made up of more than 5, 000 separate strands

Background imageCable 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 imageCable 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 imageCable 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 imageCable 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 imageCable 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 imageCable 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 imageCable 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 imageCable Collection: The Indo-European Telegraph: Landing The Cable in the mud at Fao, Persian Gulf, 1865

The Indo-European Telegraph: Landing The Cable in the mud at Fao, Persian Gulf, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The Indo-European Telegraph: Landing The Cable in the mud at Fao, Persian Gulf, 1865. When some four miles of cable had been paid out

Background imageCable 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 imageCable 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 serious

Background imageCable 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 imageCable 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....the country people...[were]

Background imageCable 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 imageCable 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 imageCable 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 imageCable Collection: Cable railway from the Tiazhelyi mine, 1910. Creator: Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky

Cable railway from the Tiazhelyi mine, 1910. Creator: Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky
Cable railway from the Tiazhelyi mine, 1910

Background imageCable 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 imageCable 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 imageCable 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 imageCable 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 imageCable 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 imageCable 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 imageCable 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 imageCable 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 imageCable 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 imageCable 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 imageCable Collection: Travel views of Europe, between 1904 and 1938. Creator: Arnold Genthe

Travel views of Europe, between 1904 and 1938. Creator: Arnold Genthe
Travel views of Europe, between 1904 and 1938. Open carriages and overhead catenaries for trams

Background imageCable Collection: Daniel F. Mooney, U.S. Minister To Paraguay, 1914. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Daniel F. Mooney, U.S

Daniel F. Mooney, U.S. Minister To Paraguay, 1914. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Daniel F. Mooney, U.S
Daniel F. Mooney, U.S. Minister To Paraguay, 1914

Background imageCable Collection: Western Union Office, between 1913 and 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Western Union Office, between 1913 and 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Western Union Office, between 1913 and 1917
Western Union Office, between 1913 and 1917. USA. Sign reads: Western Union Telegraph and Cable Office - Messengers Furnished

Background imageCable Collection: Western Union Office, between 1913 and 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Western Union Office, between 1913 and 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Western Union Office, between 1913 and 1917
Western Union Office, between 1913 and 1917. USA. Sign reads: Western Union Telegraph and Cable Office - Messengers Furnished

Background imageCable Collection: Western Union Office, between 1913 and 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Western Union Office, between 1913 and 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Western Union Office, between 1913 and 1917
Western Union Office, between 1913 and 1917. USA. Sign reads: Western Union Telegraph and Cable Office - Messengers Furnished

Background imageCable Collection: Bobroff voting machine being considered for use in house, between 1910 and 1917

Bobroff voting machine being considered for use in house, between 1910 and 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Bobroff voting machine being considered for use in house, between 1910 and 1917. Standing right to left: Representatives Jacoway; Caraway; and Britten'. Sign reads: Bill no

Background imageCable Collection: Army, U.S. Field Buzzer, 1915. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Army, U.S. Field Buzzer, 1915

Army, U.S. Field Buzzer, 1915. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Army, U.S. Field Buzzer, 1915. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Army, U.S. Field Buzzer, 1915. First World War: device which could be used as a field telephone, or by use of the buzzer, could also send Morse code via audio

Background imageCable Collection: Army, U.S. Field Buzzer, 1915. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Army, U.S. Field Buzzer, 1915

Army, U.S. Field Buzzer, 1915. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Army, U.S. Field Buzzer, 1915. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Army, U.S. Field Buzzer, 1915. First World War: device which could be used as a field telephone, or by use of the buzzer, could also send Morse code via audio

Background imageCable Collection: Bobroff Voting Machine - Being Considered For Use In House, Standing Right To Left: Reps... 1917

Bobroff Voting Machine - Being Considered For Use In House, Standing Right To Left: Reps... 1917
Bobroff Voting Machine - Being Considered For Use In House, 1917. Standing right to left: Representatives Jacoway; Caraway; and Britten. Sign reads: Bill no

Background imageCable Collection: Electric Telegraph for the Seat of War - Plough for Laying the Wire, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Electric Telegraph for the Seat of War - Plough for Laying the Wire, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Electric Telegraph for the Seat of War - Plough for Laying the Wire, 1854. Crimean War. The appliances for laying out the wire over irregular ground, and through marshes and rivers

Background imageCable Collection: Electric Telegraph for the Seat of War - the Waggon, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Electric Telegraph for the Seat of War - the Waggon, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Electric Telegraph for the Seat of War - the Waggon, 1854. Crimean War. The Electric Telegraph Company have lately supplied Government with a very complete

Background imageCable Collection: Laying down the Mediterranean Electric Telegraph Cable at Spezia, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Laying down the Mediterranean Electric Telegraph Cable at Spezia, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Laying down the Mediterranean Electric Telegraph Cable at Spezia, 1854. Cable-laying between Italy and Corsica. The Mediterranean Electric Telegraph

Background imageCable Collection: Submarine Electric Telegraph between Dover and Calais - Temporary Station at Dover...1850

Submarine Electric Telegraph between Dover and Calais - Temporary Station at Dover...1850. Creator: Unknown
Submarine Electric Telegraph between Dover and Calais - Temporary Station at Dover - Steamers preparing to Start, 1850. Ships laying a telegraph cable between England and France

Background imageCable Collection: Submarine Electric Telegraph between Dover and Calais - The Electric Wire at Cape Grinez, 1850

Submarine Electric Telegraph between Dover and Calais - The Electric Wire at Cape Grinez, 1850. Creator: Unknown
Submarine Electric Telegraph between Dover and Calais - The Electric Wire at Cape Grinez, 1850. Ships laying a telegraph cable between England and France

Background imageCable Collection: Submarine Electric Telegraph between Dover and Calais - The Goliah Steamer...1850. Creator: Unknown

Submarine Electric Telegraph between Dover and Calais - The Goliah Steamer...1850. Creator: Unknown
Submarine Electric Telegraph between Dover and Calais - The Goliah Steamer "Paying Out" the Electric Wire, 1850

Background imageCable Collection: New bridge at Lambeth, 1862. Creator: Unknown

New bridge at Lambeth, 1862. Creator: Unknown
New bridge at Lambeth, 1862. A new bridge became necessary due to...the increase of the Pimlico and Chelsea districts, to which it will give a more direct communication by one-third of a mile to

Background imageCable Collection: Gulliver captures the Blefuscudians ships, lantern slide, late 19th century. Creator: Unknown

Gulliver captures the Blefuscudians ships, lantern slide, late 19th century. Creator: Unknown
Gulliver captures the Blefuscudians ships, lantern slide, late 19th century. They had seen me cut the cables, and thought my design was only to let the ships run adrift or fall foul on each other

Background imageCable Collection: Operator on the Mayfair Exchange, 1932, (1933). Creator: Unknown

Operator on the Mayfair Exchange, 1932, (1933). Creator: Unknown
Operator on the Mayfair Exchange, 1932, (1933). Telephone exchange operator in Mayfair, central London. From " The Pageant of the Century". [Odhams Press Ltd, 1933]

Background imageCable Collection: The Great Eastern, 1860: The Vessel leaving Southampton on her First Voyage, June 17, (1901)

The Great Eastern, 1860: The Vessel leaving Southampton on her First Voyage, June 17, (1901). The SS Great Eastern was an iron sailing steamship designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel with John Scott

Background imageCable Collection: This husky member of a construction crew building a new 33, 000-volt electric... Ft. Knox, Ky

This husky member of a construction crew building a new 33, 000-volt electric... Ft. Knox, Ky
This husky member of a construction crew building a new 33, 000-volt electric power line into Fort Knox is performing an important war service, Ft. Knox, Ky

Background imageCable Collection: Pond monkey channels log raft, Keno, Klamath County, Oregon, 1939. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Pond monkey channels log raft, Keno, Klamath County, Oregon, 1939. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Pond monkey channels log raft. Keno, Klamath County, Oregon



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