Lot 220 of 703:
Atlantic Telegraph Cable celebration letter sheet 1858  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$720
$1,200 - $1,800

The Celebration in San Francisco, in Commemoration of the Successful Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable, Monday, September 27th, 1858.


San Francisco

Sterett & Butler



Letter sheet. Wood engraving and letterpress on blue paper. The sheet has around its periphery 35 small illustrations: four stars in the corner, thirty small seals of the States, and one unidentified portrait at the top. In the body of the sheet are several larger illustrations. Text on both sides of sheet. 39.5x26 cm (15¾x10"). 

The illustrations include images of cars carrying 120 little girls, uniformly dressed in white, and representing all the States, and principal European Nations, Rube Aldrich, just arrived, 120 days from St. Jo., Missouri, Adams with his family of Native Californians; and the men of the Knickerbocker 5 Fire Company in procession behind a float of a small boat with cable coiled on its deck.

Lot Amendments

General light wear with light toning to horizontal fold at center, small paper repairs at left corners, crease folds; overall very good.

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