ca. 1850’s, [daguerreotype occupational portrait of a telegraph operator]

"When Samuel Morse used an electrical telegraph to send the message "What Hath God Wrought" in May, 1844 from Washington, D.C. to Baltimore, Maryland, he transformed communication in the United States. By the end of the Civil War, the telegraph had become the means by which information was transmitted long, as well as short distances."

via Cowan’s Auctions

ca. 1850’s, [daguerreotype occupational portrait of a telegraph operator]

"When Samuel Morse used an electrical telegraph to send the message "What Hath God Wrought" in May, 1844 from Washington, D.C. to Baltimore, Maryland, he transformed communication in the United States. By the end of the Civil War, the telegraph had become the means by which information was transmitted long, as well as short distances."

via Cowan’s Auctions