Col. Tal. P. Shaffner, LL.D. &c. Projector of the North Atlantic Telegraph.
Steel engraving, printed area 280 x 170mm..
Tagliaferro Preston Shaffner, (1818-1881), his hand resting on a globe showing the Atlantic Ocean, which he attempted to run a telegraph cable across, from America to Europe, in 1857. The project was unsuccessful due largely to poor financing. He was editor of the American Telegraphic Magazine, and also wrote ‘The Telegraph Manual’ (1859).
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