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Landing of the first transpacific telegraph cable at Ocean Beach, San Francisco, Calif. [graphic].
BANC PIC 2007.024--A; BANC PIC 2007.024--A; BANC PIC 2007.024--A
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Title:

Landing of the first transpacific telegraph cable at Ocean Beach, San Francisco, Calif

Abstract:

Panoramic images, probably by an amateur photographer, depicting a crowd gathering in anticipation of the landing of the first transpacific telegraph cable on December 12, 1902 at Ocean Beach, San Francisco, Calif. Visible offshore is cable ship Silverton of the Commercial Pacific Cable Company.

Date:

1902 (issued)

Subject:

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Commercial Pacific Cable Company -- Pictorial works
Transpacific cables -- Photographs
Cables, Submarine -- Photographs
Telegraph cables -- Photographs
Cable ships -- Photographs
Crowds -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
Ocean Beach (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Pacific Ocean -- Pictorial works
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Pictorial works

Note:

Photographer unknown.
Title and date supplied by cataloger.
One print includes cropped name of cable ship Silverton in ms on verso.
The Commercial Pacific Cable Company was formed in 1901 with the goal of laying the first telegraph cable across the Pacific Ocean from America to the Philippines, China and Japan. The first section was laid in 1902 from San Francisco to Honolulu. The San Francisco landing occurred near the foot of Fulton Street, at the edge of Golden Gate Park, just south of the Cliff House.

Type:

graphic
Panoramic photographs.

Physical Description:

graphic
photoprint
2 photographic prints : gelatin silver ; 10 x 30 cm.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2007.024--A
BANC PIC 2007.024--A
BANC PIC 2007.024--A

Origin:

California