Telegraph Centennial Plaque

Lee Lawrie

Bronze, 34-3/4" x 48-3/4"

Unveiled May 24, 1944

Center Section, First Floor

 

Text of the Plaque

 

WHAT HATH GOD WROUGHT!

1791 1872

SAMUEL F.B. MORSE

THE INVENTOR

ON MAY 24 1844 IN THE OLD SUPREME

COURT ROOM - NOW THE LAW LIBRARY

IN THE CAPITOL - SENT THE ABOVE

MESSAGE TO BALTIMORE MARYLAND

BY THE FIRST ELECTRO-MAGNETIC

TELEGRAPH INSTRUMENT

ON MAY 24 1944 THE SEVENTY-EIGHTH

CONGRESS OF THE UNITED-STATES

-SECOND SESSION - DEDICATED THIS

MEMORIAL TO THE HUMILITY AND VISION

WHICH ENABLED THIS INVENTOR TO

BE THE CONVEYOR OF THIS UNIVERSAL

BLESSING TO MANKIND

 

 

 

 

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