Photo: Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Morse, Alfred Vail, Cyrus Field . | Vintage Bla
Photo: Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Morse, Alfred Vail, Cyrus Field . | Vintage Bla

Photo: Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Morse, Alfred Vail, Cyrus Field . | Vintage Bla

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Photograph Description: The first telegraphic instrument Related Names: Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872. Vail, Alfred, 1807-1859. Published: [1945] Summary: Copy photograph of a photomechanical print depicting the first telegraph apparatus, used between Baltimore and Washington in 1844. Margins include bust portraits of Benjamin Franklin, Samuel F.B. Morse, Alfred Vail, and Cyrus W. Field. Notes: Photomechanical print copyright 1870 by The New-York Fine Art Company. Photomechanical print inscribed: The above photograph is a true representation of the earliest instrument constructed for public use and operated upon the experimental telegraph line from Washington to Baltimore in 1844. It was in charge of Alfred Vail Esq. at the Balt. Station, while its counterpart, a similar instrument, was under my charge at Washington. Saml. F.B. Morse, New York, May 31, 1870. Copy photograph inscribed on verso: Photograph of the first telegraph instrument used by the late Professor Morse on his experimental line between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Md. Presented by Mr. S. Silshee Thompson, 3 Hamilton Ave., New York City, N.Y. Subjects: Telegraph--1840-1850. Inventions--1840-1850. Experiments--1840-1850. Photographic prints--1940-1950. Photomechanical prints--1870--Reproductions--1940-1950.