The Eighth Wonder of the World

Description (Brief)
Black and white print with minimal hand-coloring. Commemorates the laying of the Transatlantic Cable. Central scene depicting the ocean with the cable stretching from America to Europe. Four corner vignettes and center portrait of Cyrus Field.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1866
depicted
Field, Cyrus W.
maker
Kimmel and Forster
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
ink (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
image: 12 in x 16 in; 30.48 cm x 40.64 cm
ID Number
DL.60.2403
catalog number
60.2403
accession number
228146
Credit Line
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
subject
Chronology: 1860-1869
Transatlantic Cable
Diplomacy
U.S. National Government, executive branch
Communication, telegraph
Patriotism and Patriotic Symbols
related event
Laying of Transatlantic Cable
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Art
Peters Prints
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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