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  • Artist, Politician, Photographer Long before his interest turned to telegraphy, Samuel Finley Breese Morse intended to be an artist but an idea and opportunity forever changed the course of his journey.
  • Invention of the Telegraph Long before Samuel F. B. Morse electrically transmitted his famous message 'What hath God wrought?' from Washington to Baltimore on May 24, 1844, there were signaling systems that enabled people to communicate over distances.
  • Collection Highlights The Library of Congress highlights select items that both influenced and directed Samuel F. B. Morse's growth and eventual invention of the telegraph.
  • Timeline Samuel F. B. Morse's life and career are carefully showcased in this special presentation timeline.
  • Morse Family Tree A closer look is taken into Samuel F. B. Morse's family tree through this Library of Congress special presentation.

Biography of Samuel F.B. Morse Essay

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Samuel F. B. Morse was one of the greatest inventors of the 19th century; he was the invention of the singled-wire telegraph machine that influenced the Industrial Revolution in America and the Morse code led way to many future innovations. Samuel Morse was not just an inventor; he was also a painter that did works such as The Chapel of the Virgin at Subiaco and The Gallery of the Louvre 1831 – 1833 to portraits of famous politicians such as John Adams. Samuel F. B. Morse was born in Charleston, Massachusetts on April 17, 1791. He was the son of a geographer and pastor Jedidiah Morse and Elizabeth Ann Finley Breese. Samuel Morris was originally interested in painting; his paintings usually put in more detail to the austere facial…show more content…

Samuel F. B. Morse was one of the greatest inventors of the 19th century; he was the invention of the singled-wire telegraph machine that influenced the Industrial Revolution in America and the Morse code led way to many future innovations. Samuel Morse was not just an inventor; he was also a painter that did works such as The Chapel of the Virgin at Subiaco and The Gallery of the Louvre 1831 – 1833 to portraits of famous politicians such as John Adams. Samuel F. B. Morse was born in Charleston, Massachusetts on April 17, 1791. He was the son of a geographer and pastor Jedidiah Morse and Elizabeth Ann Finley Breese. Samuel Morris was originally interested in painting; his paintings usually put in more detail to the austere facial features as well as simple clothing. His artistic talent attracted Washington Allston, a famous artist, who invited Morse to travel to England to meet with Benjamin West. He then later attended the Royal Academy where he studied Neo-classical arts of the Renaissance such as the works by Raphael and Michelangelo interested him. Throughout Morse’s painting career he did works for people such as James Monroe, a United States president, and Marquis de Lafayette, one of the biggest supporter of the American Revolution. While painting a portrait of the Marquis De Lafayette, a message was delivered to Samuel Morse about his wife dying. When he arrived to tend to his sick wife, he was too late because his wife had already passed away and buried. Due

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