The telegraph

La stanza degli elettricisti sulla Great Eastern
Robert Dudley: "The electrician's room" in the famous iron vessel Great Eastern, I° september 1866.
Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York -

The transatalantic cable disconnected from 1865 had been regenerated and joined again. After a quarter of an hour of anxiety for a delay, the galvanometer needle moves showing that the telegraph line between the old world and the new has been restored.
Are represented Cyrus W.Field, the man who gave life to the enterprise, and the members of the team.
The telegraph was the first application of new tecniques derived from the discoveries made by scientists in the first half of the 19th century.


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