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In New York City, an ornate banquet honors Cyrus Field and his Atlantic Cable.

Banquet honoring Cyrus Field and his completion of the Atlantic Cable, Metropolitan Hotel, New York City, November 15, 1866, artist's impression.
11/15/1866

The wealthy citizens of New York City's elite gave a large and ornate banquet at the Metropolitan Hotel in honor of Cyrus Field, one of their own. They were celebrating the completion just weeks before of Field's decade long effort to lay the Atlantic Cable and enable secure telegraphic communication between Europe and North America.  Toasts were made and Field gave a speech in appreciation.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Banquet to Mr. Field," Harper's Weekly Magazine, December 1, 1866, p. 757.

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