Title:
Atlantic telegraph
Type of resource:
text
Material type:
Book
Author:
Russell, W.H.
Date:
1865
Publisher:
Day & Son
Place of publishing:
London
Call number:
folio TK 5611 59783468
Institutional location:
University of Southampton Libraries
Extent:
front cover, spine, and 26 plates
License:
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Description:
Atlantic telegraph
Caption:
The successful laying of the second Transatlantic Telegraph cable in 1865 was celebrated around the globe. Through its intercontinental news feeds, it connected places like Southampton and turned them into information ports, complementing the mail runs of shipping companies such as the Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. This suite of colour lithographs by Robert Dudley in a volume dedicated to Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, captures the energy and excitement of this landmark event.
Subject:
Telegraph
Communication
Lithograph
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