The Telegraph

Samuel F.B. Morse

I am a well-known portrait painter and I was the First President of the National Academy of Design. The idea of the telegraph came to me during a conversation on a ship returning from Europe. The Telegraph is an apparatus for communicating at distance by electric transmission by codes. The use of my invention makes it possible to communicate long distance. The telegraph has impacted society by sending messages long distance, and made it possible to send messages quicker.