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Lot Number: 277
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1858 Rare Early Decorative Poster “The Celebration in San Francisco, in Commemoration of the Successful Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable”

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September 27, 1858-Dated, Poster “The Celebration in San Francisco, in Commemoration of the Successful Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable”, Published by Sterett & Butler, Very Fine.

This important historic printed Poster measures about 16.75” x 11”, printed in black on light blue period paper. An extremely rare highly decorated Poster fully entitled: “The Celebration in San Francisco, in Commemoration of the Successful Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable, Monday, September 27th, 1858.” Multiple ornate Woodblock Engravings and letterpress is handsomely presented on blue paper. This large single sheet has a border design comprised of 35 individual small illustrations: Four Stars located in each of the corners, thirty small State Seals, and a Portrait of President George Washington at the top center. Text on both sides of this amazing celebratory sheet provide text describing the celebrations. Larger illustrations within the body of the sheet include an image of Horse-drawn carriages carrying 120 little girls dressed in white, representing all the States, and the principal European Nations; “Rube Aldrich, just arrived, 120 Days from St. Jo., Missouri”; “Adams, with his family of Native Californians”; and the men of the Knickerbocker 5 Fire Company in procession behind a float of a small boat with cable coiled on its deck. Verso has two purple rubber stamps of "Kimball's California Glue" and "Water White Coal Oil / 20˘ a Gallon at Kimball's, 534 Valencia Street." Some light tone, a few minor edge nicks, otherwise a nice example for display. An extremely rare paper survivor ... not destroyed in the great San Francisco earthquake and fire. The first we have offered. Baird & Magee 23.
Lot Number: 277
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