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New Westminster BC & Atlantic Telegraph
Harpers Weekly 8/12/1865
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Original 16 page Harpers Weekly newspaper printed August 12, 1865 with Front page illustration of New Westminster, British Columbia. Oldest City in Western Canada, and BC Capital at the time.
Other pages from this issue are displayed below:
Very Early Reconstruction Period
Laying of the Atlanta Telegraph Cable
Double Page Center Spread
Map of the World Showing the Path of the New Atlantic Telegraph
Cartoon on Civil Rights of Blacks & Indians
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This Original 16 page Harpers Weekly newspaper was printed August 12, 1865.
Dated just 4 months after the end of the Civil War.
Front page illustration of New Westminster, British Columbia. It's the oldest city in Western Canada and the capital of British Columbia at that time.
(And it was an important station on the newly laid Morse telegraph cable line)
Other illustrations include two views of the Richmond Virginia Election, Center Page of The Laying of the Atlantic Cable (with picture of Morse - the man who developed the Morse code), Map of the World Showing Telegraph Cable Routes, and an early Black liberation cartoon
A little toned, but otherwise in very nice condition for an almost 150 year old newspaper.
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