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Samuel Finley Breese Morse (April 27, 1791 – April 2, 1872) was an American inventor. He contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs, was a co-inventor of the Morse code, and also an accomplished painter. Morse additionally supported the institution of slavery as well as anti-Catholic and anti-immigration efforts within the United States.


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The First Telegram "What Hath God Wrought" was sent from the capitol in Washington to Baltimore May 24, 1844 over wires laid along the right of way of the B&O Railroad adjacent to this highway. The telegraph was invented by Samuel Morse (1791-1872).

"Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome." — Samuel Johnson


Samuel Morse -- Morse is best known the inventor of the telegraph and Morse code, but he also was a pioneering photographer. France’s Louis Daguerre taught Morse his new invention, photography, and Morse sent the first word of Daguerre’s historic breakthrough back to America, then pioneered American photography after he returned to New York City. Here he is is photographed with an early camera.


i miss you all the time. so much, that it's turned into a dull kind of miss and i start to think i'm used to it. then i'll be out and i'll see something funny and i wonder if you'd laugh about it too. and suddenly i'm thinking of your sarcasm, then your smile, then how your voice cracks when you're trying to talk and laugh at the same time. and all the pain of missing you comes rushing back, and i realize i haven't gotten used to it at all


In 1832, an American artist sailed home from Europe. He had spent some time painting in Europe and hoped to sell his pictures when he arrived home. His name was Samuel Morse. The journey on the ship was to change Samuel Morse’s life.