Telegraph Centennial Plaque

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    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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