Bound Periodical, Harper's Weekly, 1865

Summary

This periodical illustrates the loading and coiling of the second transatlantic cable onto the Great Eastern ship. Over several months, 2600 miles of cable were produced onshore and ferried out in sections to the Great Eastern. It was then carefully coiled in the holding tank. Once installed in 1866, this cable became the foundation for a global communications network.

This periodical illustrates the loading and coiling of the second transatlantic cable onto the Great Eastern ship. Over several months, 2600 miles of cable were produced onshore and ferried out in sections to the Great Eastern. It was then carefully coiled in the holding tank. Once installed in 1866, this cable became the foundation for a global communications network.

Artifact

Periodical

Date Made

07January 1865-30 December 1865

Subject Date

07January 1865-30 December 1865

Collection Title

Periodical Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2016.0.28.2

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 15.875 in

Width: 10.875 in

Depth: 2.5 in

Inscriptions

on spine: HARPER'S / WEEKLY / VOL. 9 / 1865

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