November 14, 2019

Primary Source Spotlight: Samuel Morse

Background Samuel F.B. Morse Sent the First Telegraphic Message from America’s Library What Hath God Wrought? curator video about first telegram Samuel F. B. Morse Papers at the Library of Congress 1793 to 1919 (see collection highlights below) Art & Travel Artist, Politician, Photographer Childhood & Family Life Daguerreotype Impact of the Telegraph Invention of the Telegraph Timeline More primary sources Samuel Morse primary source set … [Read more...]

Today in History: First Telegraphic Message Sent

Today in History–May 24–the Library of Congress features the first telegraphic message, sent on this day in 1844 by Samuel F. B. Morse. This invention opened up a whole new era in communications. Learn more about Morse the inventor, Morse the painter, and the telegraph by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access numerous related primary sources. Samuel F.B. Morse Sent the First Telegraphic Message from America’s Library "The Magnetic Telegraph - it's … [Read more...]

Today in History: The Transcontinental Telegraph & the End of the Pony Express

Today in History–October 24–the Library of Congress features the transcontinental telegraph system was completed on this day in 1861, which signaled the rapid demise of the short-lived Pony Express. Learn more about these methods of long-distance communication by visiting the Today in History section then click the links below to access more related primary sources. First Transcontinental Telegraph System Was Completed from America's Library Pacific telegraph primary source set Overland … [Read more...]