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Telegraph Centennial Plaque

Lee Lawrie
Artist

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

Last Updated: July 25, 2017