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World Map Telegraph Lines of 1855 Vintage Poster

World Map of Telegraph Lines of 1855

World Map Telegraph Lines of 1855
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A vintage world map showing the telegraph lines in operation, under contract, and contemplated, to complete the circuit of the globe/entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. in the Clerks Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.

In the United States, the Morse/Vail telegraph was quickly deployed in the two decades following the first demonstration in 1844. Furthermore, the overland telegraph connected the west coast of the continent to the east coast by 24 October 1861, as a result bringing an end to the Pony Express.

From the 1850s until well into the 20th century, British submarine cable systems dominated the world system. This was set out as a formal strategic goal, which became known as the All Red Line.  However, in 1896, there were thirty cable laying ships in the world and twenty-four of them were owned by British companies. Because, in 1892, British companies owned and operated two-thirds of the world’s telegraph cables.

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First Footprint on the Moon Photograph Print

First Footprint on the Moon Print, Apollo 11 Lunar Mission.First Footprint on the Moon Photograph Print, historic Apollo 11 Lunar Mission.  One of the biggest events in the earth and humankind’s history is the landing of humans on the moon.  This is the photograph of the first footprint when United States Astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped from the Lunar Module ladder to the moon’s surface.  This first footprint on the Moon will be there for a million years. There is no wind to blow them away.

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong put his left foot on the rocky surface of the Moon. It was the first human footprint on the Moon.    The two astronauts walked on the Moon. They collected samples of rocks and dirt to bring back to Earth for further study. The astronauts had much work to do, there was an actual schedule of tasks of scientific study for them to complete before blasting off the surface of the moon.  When the pushed the launch button the Eagle, they had only one chance for success.  Fortunately, the engine fired and the module lifted off the lunar surface.  Then, the Eagle went back to meet astronaut Collins. He was in the Command Module working.

Apollo 11 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on July 24, 1969. The astronauts were safe at home.