c.1890 Telegraph Insulators Removed From Service, NYC

By Joe Maurath, Jr.; posted February 25, 2007

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Harper's Weekly illustration depicting what it-kind-of looked like in the Union Square vicinity of New York City circa 1890 when the tall telegraph poles were being dismantled. All in favor of underground wiring/conduit which already was in place or soon planned for the electric and telephone utilities which also had LOTs of wiring above NYC's busy streets! So...where did all of those insulators go? Perhaps we will never really know!