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History 151: McCauley

What is a telegraph?

Telegraph (Encyclopedia entry, Gale Virtual Reference Library)

The telegraph : a history of Morse’s invention and its predecessors in the United States /  (book, CUNY+)

What do we know about telegraph employees?

The Operators (Journal article, America: History & Life)

Women Telegraph Operators on the Western Frontier (Journal article, America: History & Life)

Telegraph Messenger Boys: Labor, Technology, and Geography, 1850-1950 (Book review, America: History & Life)

Love on a wire (Journal article, Academic Search Complete)


Telegraph Instrument

Telegraph Instrument

From the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

: ca. 1837–44
: Brass
: 5 x 9 5/8 x 3 1/2 in. (12.7 x 24.4 x 8.9 cm)
: Metal
: Gift of George Hutchins, 1876
: 76.7

Provenance: George Hutchins, until 1876