Collection: The Lawrence Photograph Collection >> Head Office, Cable Station, Valentia, Co. Kerry [graphic]
Head Office, Cable Station, Valentia, Co. Kerry
|Main Creator:||French, Robert, 1841-1917 photographer|
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Valentia was the eastern terminal of the first transatlantic telegraph cable laid between Valentia Island and Heart's Content, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland in July 1866. The final cable was sent from Valentia in 1965 and the cable station closed.
Despite what it says on this glass plate negative, research by our Flickr Commons users established that this was the cable station at Valentia, Co. Kerry, not at Waterville.
Additional information about this photograph is available on the National Library of Ireland's Flickr Commons photostream http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/47366596881/
Robert French was the chief photographer responsible for photographing three quarters of the Lawrence Collection. For more information, see the Dictionary of Irish Biography: http://dib.cambridge.org/viewReadPage.do?articleId=a3369
Physical description: 1 negative : glass ; 16.5 x 21.5 cm.
Geographic Coverage: Waterville, County Kerry, Province of Munster, Ireland.
Caption on glassplate reads: Head Office. Cable Station. Waterville. Co. Kerry. 8295. W. L.
|Contained in:||The Lawrence Photograph Collection|
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