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Telegraph Inventor MORSE 1039
"Samuel F. B. Morse developed an early interest in electricity at Yale from the lectures of Jeremiah Day and Benjamin Silliman in 1807. Although he pursued a career as an artist, Morse loved to tinker with machines and scientific problems, developing a wide range of talents that would make him the ""American Leonardo."" During a trip to Europe in 1830, he observed the French semaphore system for sending messages, as Morse described, ""by telegraphic dispatch"" faster than the slow mail in America. He believed that an electric spark could send messages faster than the French semaphores. You will receive a high quality print on heavy-duty brilliant photo paper."