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Transatlantic Communications Cable Collection

Background imageTransatlantic Communications Cable Collection: Lord Kelvin, Scottish mathematician and physicist, with his compass, 1902. Artist: James Craig Annan

Lord Kelvin, Scottish mathematician and physicist, with his compass, 1902. Artist: James Craig Annan
Lord Kelvin, Scottish mathematician and physicist, with his compass, 1902. Born William Thomson, Lord Kelvin (1824-1907) was educated at Glasgow and Cambridge

Background imageTransatlantic Communications Cable Collection: Capt. and crew of MACKAY-BENNETT, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Capt. and crew of MACKAY-BENNETT, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Capt. and crew of MACKAY-BENNETT, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageTransatlantic Communications Cable 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 imageTransatlantic Communications Cable 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 imageTransatlantic Communications Cable 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 imageTransatlantic Communications Cable 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 imageTransatlantic Communications Cable 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 imageTransatlantic Communications Cable Collection: The Atlantic Telegraph, [1866]. Creator: Robert Charles Dudley

The Atlantic Telegraph, [1866]. Creator: Robert Charles Dudley
The Atlantic Telegraph, [1866]

Background imageTransatlantic Communications Cable 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 imageTransatlantic Communications Cable Collection: Landing the Shore End of the Atlantic Cable, 1866. Creator: Robert Charles Dudley

Landing the Shore End of the Atlantic Cable, 1866. Creator: Robert Charles Dudley
Landing the Shore End of the Atlantic Cable, 1866

Background imageTransatlantic Communications Cable Collection: Crippens Life at Sea, front page of the News of the World, 31 July 1910

Crippens Life at Sea, front page of the News of the World, 31 July 1910
Crippens Life at Sea, front page of the " News of the World", 31 July 1910. Headline story about murderer Dr Hawley Harvey Crippen and his lover, Ethel le Neve

Background imageTransatlantic Communications Cable Collection: The laying of the transatlantic telegraph cable, August 8th, 1866. Artist: Robert Dudley

The laying of the transatlantic telegraph cable, August 8th, 1866. Artist: Robert Dudley
The laying of the transatlantic telegraph cable, August 8th, 1866. The launching of the buoy marking the spot where the cable had been grappled

Background imageTransatlantic Communications Cable Collection: Sir William Thomson, Irish physicist and engineer, c1870s (1883)

Sir William Thomson, Irish physicist and engineer, c1870s (1883). From William Ewart Gladstone and His Contemporaries, Vol. III, 1852-1860, by Thomas Archer, F.R.H.S

Background imageTransatlantic Communications Cable Collection: Cyrus West Field, American businessman and financier, c1849 (1955)

Cyrus West Field, American businessman and financier, c1849 (1955). It was through Fields (1819-1892) suggestion and financial aid that the first Atlantic cable was laid

Background imageTransatlantic Communications Cable Collection: Picking up the Atlantic cable, 1866 (c1880)

Picking up the Atlantic cable, 1866 (c1880). An attempt in 1865 by Brunels giant steamship, the Great Eastern to lay a transatlantic telegraph cable ended in failure when the cable snapped

Background imageTransatlantic Communications Cable Collection: The Great Eastern recovering the lost Atlantic cable, 1866, (c1920)

The Great Eastern recovering the lost Atlantic cable, 1866, (c1920). An attempt in 1865 by Brunels giant steamship, the Great Eastern to lay the cable ended in failure when the cable snapped

Background imageTransatlantic Communications Cable Collection: The Great Eastern playing out the Atlantic telegraph cable, c1865, (c1880)

The Great Eastern playing out the Atlantic telegraph cable, c1865, (c1880). A print from Great Industries of Great Britain, Volume I, published by Cassell Petter and Galpin, (London, Paris, New York)

Background imageTransatlantic Communications Cable Collection: Laying the transatlantic telegraph cable, 1865

Laying the transatlantic telegraph cable, 1865. On the deck of the SS Great Eastern searching the cable for a fault after its recovery from the bottom of the Atlantic on 31 July 1865

Background imageTransatlantic Communications Cable Collection: Laying the transatlantic telegraph cable, 1865 (1866)

Laying the transatlantic telegraph cable, 1865 (1866). Preparing to grapple for the broken cable from the bows of the SS Great Eastern, 2 August 1865

Background imageTransatlantic Communications Cable Collection: The Atlantic Telegraph, c1878

The Atlantic Telegraph, c1878. Idealised view of the telegraph cable passing under the ocean from Valentia, Ireland to Trinity Bay, Newfoundland

Background imageTransatlantic Communications Cable Collection: For Better or Worse, 1866

For Better or Worse, 1866. Father Neptune blessing Britannia and Uncle Sam on the successful laying of the transatlantic telegraph cable

Background imageTransatlantic Communications Cable Collection: Telegraph wire at the Greenwich works, c1865

Telegraph wire at the Greenwich works, c1865. The plate is one of 26 illustrations by Robert Dudley in The Atlantic Telegraph, a book by WH Russell, 1866

Background imageTransatlantic Communications Cable Collection: William Thomson, Lord Kelvin in 1869 (c1890)

William Thomson, Lord Kelvin in 1869 (c1890). Kelvin (1824-1907) Irish-born Scottish mathematician and physicist

Background imageTransatlantic Communications Cable Collection: Lord Kelvin, Scottish physicist and mathematician, 1897. Artist: Spy

Lord Kelvin, Scottish physicist and mathematician, 1897. Artist: Spy
Lord Kelvin, Scottish physicist and mathematician, 1897. Born William Thomson, Lord Kelvin (1824-1907) was educated at Glasgow and Cambridge

Background imageTransatlantic Communications Cable Collection: Lord Kelvin, Irish-born Scottish mathematician and physicist, c1900

Lord Kelvin, Irish-born Scottish mathematician and physicist, c1900. Born William Thomson, Lord Kelvin (1824-1907) was educated at Glasgow and Cambridge

Background imageTransatlantic Communications Cable Collection: Under the Dark Blue Waters, 1872. Artist: Joseph Swain

Under the Dark Blue Waters, 1872. Artist: Joseph Swain
Under the Dark Blue Waters, 1872. Father Neptune wishes to relax with his drink and a pipe. In front of him is the trans-Atlantic cable, the first of its kind

Background imageTransatlantic Communications Cable Collection: A Word to the Mermaids, 1865. Artist: John Tenniel

A Word to the Mermaids, 1865. Artist: John Tenniel
A Word to the Mermaids, 1865. Neptune exclaims Aho-o-o-o-oy, There! Get Off O That Ere Cable, Can t Yer - Thats the Way T Other one was Wrecked!!

Background imageTransatlantic Communications Cable Collection: The Atlantic Telegraph - A bad look out for Despotism, 1858

The Atlantic Telegraph - A bad look out for Despotism, 1858. John Bull calling to Jonathan Hold fast, Jonathan. Jonathan replying All right, Johnny


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