Heart's Content, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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This watercolor by Dudley shows a long trough that held the cable on the deck of the Great Eastern. Figures stand on a cover over one of the ship's huge paddlewheels. Part of a series documenting the long, arduous process, this image was reproduced as a color lithograph in William H. Russell's 1866 book "The Atlantic Telegraph" (92.10.100 and 61.536.5). In 1892 Field donated art works by Dudley, a copy of Russell's book, commemorative medals, memorabilia, and specimens of cable to the Museum.