- Look closely at the message and describe what you see. Why do you think the telegraph machine used long, skinny paper?
- The messaging system, or Morse code, is made up of raised dots and dashes which were then translated by a person. How did the Industrial Revolution help improve communication? How did this innovation still rely on humans to help with the message?
- Telegraph stations allowed messages to be shared quickly across great distances. How did the telegraph affect people's lives?
Morse, Samuel, "First Telegraphic Message," 24 May 1844. Courtesy of Library of Congress