Bound Periodical, Harper's Weekly, 1858

Summary

This periodical shows a fire at New York City Hall on August 18, 1858. To celebrate the successful transmission of messages over the transatlantic cable September 1 was declared as an "International Cable Jubilee" day. New York City began its commemorations early, setting off a display of fireworks. Sparks ignited the dome of City Hall, destroying part of the building.

This periodical shows a fire at New York City Hall on August 18, 1858. To celebrate the successful transmission of messages over the transatlantic cable September 1 was declared as an "International Cable Jubilee" day. New York City began its commemorations early, setting off a display of fireworks. Sparks ignited the dome of City Hall, destroying part of the building.

Artifact

Periodical

Date Made

02 January 1858-25 December 1858

Subject Date

02 January 1858-25 December 1858

Collection Title

Periodical Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2016.0.28.3

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Leather

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 16.25 in

Width: 12 in

Depth: 2.125 in

Inscriptions

on spine: HARPER'S / WEEKLY / 1858

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