Music Sheet, "Ocean Telegraph March," 1858

Summary

This sheet music celebrates the first transatlantic cable. The ships depicted are the USS Niagara and HMS Agamemnon. These vessels met in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, spliced their cable payloads together, and set off to separate shores in Ireland and Canada. The man at center is likely Cyrus W. Field, financier of the first and second transatlantic cables.

This sheet music celebrates the first transatlantic cable. The ships depicted are the USS Niagara and HMS Agamemnon. These vessels met in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, spliced their cable payloads together, and set off to separate shores in Ireland and Canada. The man at center is likely Cyrus W. Field, financier of the first and second transatlantic cables.

Artifact

Sheet music

Date Made

1858

Subject Date

1858

Creators

Brown, Francis H. (Francis Henry), 1818-1891 

Sarony, Major & Knapp Lith. 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, New York 

Creator Notes

Composed by Francis H. Brown and Lithographed by Sarony, Major & Knapp Lith., New York, New York.

Collection Title

Music Sheet Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

95.105.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Dimensions

Height: 13.063 in

Width: 10.188 in

Inscriptions

OCEAN TELEGRAPH MARCH

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