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Samuel F.B. Morse Sent the First Telegraphic Message


Mrs. David C. De Forest

Before inventing Morse code, Morse painted portraits like this one of Mrs. David C. De Forest

CREDIT: Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, artist. “Mrs. David C. De Forest,” ca.1900 and 1912. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Call Number LC-D415-50225.

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