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Title
What Hath God Wrought?
Contributor Names
Bruno, Leonard (Curator)
Subject Headings
-  Telegraph
-  Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872
-  Motion Pictures
Genre
Motion Pictures
Notes
-  Morse's first telegram marked the beginning of the telecommunications revolution. When decoded, this paper tape recording of the historic message transmitted by Samuel F. B. Morse reads, "What hath God wrought?" Morse sent it from the Supreme Court room in the U.S. Capitol in Washington to his assistant, Alfred Vail, in Baltimore. Morse's early system produced a paper copy with raised dots and dashes, which were translated later by an operator. Across the top of this artifact Morse has given credit to Annie Ellsworth, the young daughter of a good friend, for suggesting the message he sent. She found it in the Bible, Numbers 23:23.
-  Presented in Partnership with HISTORY
Repository
manuscript division
Online Format
video

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Bruno, Leonard. What Hath God Wrought?. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/myloc18. (Accessed August 30, 2016.)

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Bruno, L. What Hath God Wrought?. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/myloc18.

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