This is a photo from the War and Conflict CD Collection of the The Defense Visual Information Center (DVIC). The caption reads ID: HDSN9901883 Service Depicted: Other Service Cutting telegraph wire and connecting the ends, so that the point at which the connection is broken cannot be seen from the ground. Ca. 1862-63. Capt. Andrew J. Russell. (Corps of Engineers) Exact Date Shot Unknown NARA FILE #: 077-F-194-6-62 WAR & CONFLICT BOOK #: 224 Camera Operator: CAPLT. ANDREW J. RUSSELL Date Shot: 1 Jan 1862 This is a nice close up view of the [id: 174224373; threadless insulators] shown in the picture. There is a note that the photo is released to the public so I feel it OK to post this.