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On board of the SILVERTOWN, from May to August 1898. Laying transatlantic cable from Brest to Cape Cod.
Photo album 18X23 cm, which includes 2 photographs captioned on each side, that is to say 99 shots (5.5 X 8 cm) and 112 negatives, photos and negatives well preserved. Pleasant photo album of the time, half binding, half shagreen leather, with gilded title. Beautiful condition. Rare testimony on the laying of a transatlantic cable in the 19th Century. ... // ... // . Photographic document on the laying of a telecommunications transatlantic cable. Carried out on board of the cable ship C.S.S. Silvertown by André Reynier (1862-1931), an engineer embarked as a photographer. This illustrated report displays the material and work in everyday life aboard and on the rowing boats. Report ordered by the French Telegraph Cable Company which chartered the Silvertown for the laying of the cable between Brest and the Cap Cod in the United States of America. ... // ... // . We add 11 photos of the city of Cape Cod: houses, streets, fishermen and children on the beach... // ... // . Origin : family archives of the engineer André Reynier. The numerous photographs taken from real life have a unique documentary value.
      [Bookseller: Librairie Pagani. "Près de la fontaine".]
Last Found On: 2016-09-30           Check availability:      Livre-rare-book    


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