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.

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.

Samuel Morse and the Telegraph (Inventions and Discovery)

Samuel Morse and the Telegraph (Inventions and Discovery)

Before he developed the Morse Code, Samuel Morse was a distinguished portrait painter

Before he developed the Morse Code, Samuel Morse was a distinguished portrait painter

Before he developed the Morse Code, Samuel Morse was a distinguished portrait painter

Before he developed the Morse Code, Samuel Morse was a distinguished portrait painter

Jan. 6, 1838: In Morristown, New Jersey, Samuel Morse's telegraph system is demonstrated for the first time.

Jan. 6, 1838: In Morristown, New Jersey, Samuel Morse's telegraph system is demonstrated for the first time.

Samuel Morse

Samuel Morse

Samuel Morse

Samuel Morse

Samuel Morse

Samuel Morse

Celebrate Morse Code Day (April 27) in Your Homeschool with these activity ideas • homeschool history •  Samuel Morse and Morse Code unit study

Celebrate Morse Code Day in Your Homeschool

Celebrate Morse Code Day (April 27) in Your Homeschool with these activity ideas • homeschool history • Samuel Morse and Morse Code unit study

Before he developed the Morse Code, Samuel Morse was a distinguished portrait painter

Before he developed the Morse Code, Samuel Morse was a distinguished portrait painter

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.

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.

Morse Code for Kids - Electric Telegraph and Morse Code Alphabet | Ency123 - Learn, Create, Have Fun

Morse Code for Kids - Electric Telegraph and Morse Code Alphabet | Ency123 - Learn, Create, Have Fun

Samuel Morse - telegraph, letter of wife's sickness, dies before he can reach her

Samuel Morse - telegraph, letter of wife's sickness, dies before he can reach her

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

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