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Sartan, John (fl. 1870) Prof. Samuel F. B. Morse. Inventor of the Magnetic Telegraph

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06329.02 Author/Creator: Sartan, John (fl. 1870) Place Written: s.l. Type: Engraving Date: circa 1870 Pagination: 1 engraving : b&w ; 23 x 15 cm.

Summary of Content: Half-length engraving of Morse with his telegraph machine. Marked as after a photo from life.

Background Information: Morse is credited with inventing the telegraph and Morse code. In 1844, he sent the first telegraphic message, from Baltimore to Washington, D.C. He was also an accomplished artist and ...politician. See More

People: Sartan, John, fl. 1870
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: InventorTelegraph

Sub Era: Reconstruction

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