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Receiving telegraph mesages, 1865.

Receiving telegraph mesages, 1865.
3 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm


Engraving from the Illustrated London News, 1865, showing operators receiving mesages from Brunel's 'Great Eastern' at the telegraph house at Foillhummerum Bay, near Valentia, Ireland, during the ship's unsuccesful 1865 expedition to lay the first permanent transatlantic telegraph cable. When eventually completed in 1866 between Valentia and Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, the cable reduced transatlantic communication times from the length of a sea voyage to a few seconds.

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