Torchlight Procession Around The World

Description (Brief):

Colored print celebrating the laying of the Transatlantic cable on September 1, 1858. Depicts torchlight procession spanning the continents in the central image, with portrait vingettes of Cyrus Field, Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Morse, and Captain Hudson in each of the four corners.

Date Made: 1858

Depicted: Franklin, BenjaminMorse, Samuel Finley BreeseField, Cyrus W.Maker: Weingartner, Adam

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York City

Subject: Patriotism and Patriotic SymbolsChronology: 1850-1859Depicted: Fire FightingIndiansSubject: Civic AssociationsCommemorated: Transatlantic CableRelated Event: Laying of Transatlantic Cable


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Exhibition Location:

Related Publication: Peters, Harry T.. America on Stone, Taylor, Joshua C.. America As Art

Credit Line: Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.60.2490Catalog Number: 60.2490Accession Number: 228146

Object Name: lithographObject Type: Lithograph

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: image: 18 in x 14 in; 45.72 cm x 35.56 cm


Record Id: nmah_324804

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