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Samuel F. B. Morse

Depicted (sitter):
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Maker:
Bogardus, Abraham  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 25.2 cm x 20 cm; 9 29/32 in x 7 7/8 in
image: 14.8 cm x 10.2 cm; 5 13/16 in x 4 1/32 in
Object Name:
photograph, mounted
Date made:
1871
Subject:
Portraits  Search this
Men  Search this
ID Number:
PG.000006
Catalog number:
6
20341
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1971455

Study of Samuel F. B. Morse for "Scientific Group"

Artist:
Daniel Huntington, American, 1816–1906  Search this
Subject:
Samuel Finley Breese Morse, American 1791-1872  Search this
Medium:
Graphite on lined white laid paper
Type:
figures
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Place:
London, United Kingdom
Made in:
USA
Date:
1858
Credit Line:
Bequest of Erskine Hewitt
Accession Number:
1942-50-247
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1942-50-247

Brook and Trees

Artist:
Samuel Finley Breese Morse, American 1791-1872  Search this
Medium:
Graphite on paper
Type:
landscapes
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Date:
January 24, 1844
Credit Line:
Bequest of Erskine Hewitt
Accession Number:
1938-57-1012
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1938-57-1012

Earliest Telegraph Machine

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese 1791-1872  Search this
Vail, Alfred 1807-1859  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
8 x 10;
Type:
Glass negatives
Date:
1880
1880s
Topic:
Telegraph  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-006 [MAH-3367]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Known Copyright
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_388767

Morse Telegraph Register, 1844

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese 1791-1872  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
10 x 8;
Type:
Glass negatives
Date:
1880
1880s
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-006 [MAH-4400]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Known Copyright
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_390658

Morse Telegraph Register, 1844

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese 1791-1872  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
8 x 10;
Type:
Glass negatives
Date:
1880
1880s
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-006 [MAH-4401]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Known Copyright
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_390659

Charles Henry Hart autograph collection

Creator:
Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918  Search this
Names:
Anshutz, Thomas Pollock, 1851-1912  Search this
Audubon, John James, 1785-1851  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1846-1916  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Copley, John Singleton, 1738-1815  Search this
Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919  Search this
Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916  Search this
James McNeill Whistler, 1834-1903  Search this
McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827  Search this
Peale, Raphaelle, 1774-1825  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Peale, Rubens, 1784-1865  Search this
Peale, Titian Ramsay, 1799-1885  Search this
Smillie, James David, 1833-1909  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert, 1755-1828  Search this
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Vanderlyn, John, 1775-1852  Search this
Vedder, Elihu, 1836-1923  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910  Search this
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820  Search this
Extent:
1.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1731-1918
Summary:
The Charles Henry Hart autograph collection dates from 1731-1917 and measures 1.7 linear feet comprised of 226 letters, portrait prints, and other documents signed by American artists.
Scope and Contents:
The Charles Henry Hart autograph collection dates from 1731-1917 and measures 1.7 linear feet comprised of 226 letters, portrait prints, and other documents signed by American artists.

Originally titled by Hart as "The History of Art in America as Told in a Remarkable Collection of Autograph Letters and Documents of Celebrated American Artists of the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Century," the collection includes letters and other items signed by Thomas Anshutz, John J. Audubon, William Merritt Chase, Frederic Edwin Church, John Singleton Copley, Kenyon Cox, Thomas Eakins, Jervis McEntee, Samuel F.B. Morse, Charles Willson Peale, Raphaelle Peale, Rembrandt Peale, Rubens Peale, Titian Peale, James Daivd Smillie, Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Sully, Abbott Handerson Thayer, John Vanderlyn, Elihu Vedder, John Quincy Adams Ward, Benjamin West, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, and many others.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 1 series.

Series 1: Charles Henry Hart autograph collection, 1731-1917 (226 items; Box 1-5)
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Henry Hart (1847-1918) was a historian, lawyer, writer, and director, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1882-1904. Widely, he published on the subject of 18th and 19th century portraiture in the United States.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the personal papers of Charles Henry Hart, dating from 1774-1930, bulk 1888-1918.
Provenance:
The Charles Henry Hart autograph collection was donated to the Archives of American Art in 1954 as an anonymous gift. It is assumed that Hart assembled the letters. Original collation was two letterbooks entitled "The History of Art in America as Tolk in a Remarkable Collection of Autograph Letters and Documents of Celebrated American Artists of the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Century."
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Charles Henry Hart autograph collection is owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Autographs -- Collections  Search this
Artists -- United States -- Portraits  Search this
Autographs -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Artists -- United States -- Autographs  Search this
Citation:
Charles Henry Hart autograph collection, 1731-1918. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hartchar
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Charles Henry Hart autograph collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-hartchar

Hiram Powers papers

Creator:
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873  Search this
Names:
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848  Search this
Astor, William B. (William Backhouse), 1792-1875  Search this
Atlee, Samuel Yorke, b. 1808  Search this
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861  Search this
Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878  Search this
Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850  Search this
Crawford, Thomas, 1813 or 14-1857  Search this
Dix, John A. (John Adams), 1798-1879  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown, 1796-1886  Search this
Everett, Edward, 1794-1865  Search this
Fuller, Charles Francis  Search this
Gray, Henry Peters, 1819-1877  Search this
Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872  Search this
Healy, G.P.A. (George Peter Alexander), 1813-1894  Search this
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845  Search this
Kinney, E. Clementine  Search this
Kinney, William  Search this
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882  Search this
Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872  Search this
Peabody, George, 1795-1869  Search this
Powers, Longworth, 1835-1904  Search this
Powers, Preston, 1842 or 1843-1904  Search this
Sartain, John, 1808-1897  Search this
Story, William Wetmore, 1819-1895  Search this
Taylor, Bayard, 1825-1878  Search this
Trollope, Francis  Search this
Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852  Search this
Extent:
12.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Writings
Drawings
Poetry
Date:
1819-1953
bulk 1835-1883
Summary:
The papers of sculptor Hiram Powers measure 12.4 linear feet and date from 1819 to 1953, with the bulk of the material dating from 1835 to 1883. Over two-thirds of the collection consists of Powers' correspondence with business associates, purchasers of his artwork, and numerous friends in the United States and Florence, Italy. Of note is Powers' "Studio Memorandum," from 1841 to 1845, which contains dated notations of letters written, receipts and expenditures, business contacts, works in progress, commissions and price quotations for work, comments on problems encountered during studio work, and other notes. Additional papers include scattered biographical material, financial and legal records, printed materials, photographs of Powers, his family, artwork, as well as an extensive collection of carte de visite and cabinet card portraits of many notable figures. Also found is a small amount of artwork by Powers and others, a scrapbook, and two autograph and memorabilia albums.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of sculptor Hiram Powers measure 12.4 linear feet and date from 1819 to 1953, with the bulk of the material dating from 1835 to 1883. Over two-thirds of the collection consists of Powers' correspondence, which is particularly rich in documenting his artwork, methodology, and his interaction with business associates, purchasers of his artwork, and his numerous friends in the United States and Florence, Italy. Other papers include scattered biographical material, writings by Powers and others, financial and legal records, news clippings and printed items, photographs of Powers, his family, artwork, as well as an extensive collection of carte de visite and cabinet card portraits of many notable figures. Also found is a small amount of artwork by Powers and others, a scrapbook, and two autograph and memorabilia albums.

Biographical material consists of documents for honors conferred on Powers, price lists and inventories of his artwork, papers regarding his death, including a translation of his will, and ephemera, such as his studio cap.

The bulk of the collection consists of Powers' correspondence with family, friends, business associates, and others, documenting his career as an artist and his personal life after he and his family moved to Florence, Italy, in 1837. Almost all of the letters have typed unconfirmed transcriptions completed by volunteers at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Besides details of his studio work and business dealings, his letters often discuss his views on aesthetics, American politics, slavery and the Civil War, and Spiritualism. Notable correspondence is with William B. Astor, Edward Everett, Samuel York Atlee, William and E. Clementine Kinney, George P. Marsh, George Peabody, Presidents Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams, William Cullen Bryant, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, John C. Calhoun, Thomas Crawford, John A. Dix, Asher Durand, Charles Francis Fuller, Henry Peters Gray, Horace Greeley, George P. A. Healy, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Samuel F. B. Morse, W. W. Story, John Sartain, Frances Trollope, and Daniel Webster.

Writings by Powers include his "Studio Memorandum," a journal-type notebook he kept from 1841 to 1845, which contains dated notations of letters written, receipts and expenditures, business contacts, works in progress, commissions and price quotations for work, comments on problems encountered during studio work, and other notes. Additional writings include poetry and autobiographical essays and instructions for handling his sculptures. Writings by others include poetry, most of which was written in praise of Powers' artwork. Of note are handwritten transcripts of poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Bayard Taylor, and John Quincy Adams. Also found here are short writings about Powers and his artwork.

Scattered financial and legal records in this collection include patent documents for tools invented by Powers, legal agreements, account statements, and bills and receipts. Printed material consists of news clippings, two booklets, an art association brochure, and an exhibition catalog for works by Powers.

This collection contains photographs of Hiram Powers, his family, friends, notable public figures, and artwork. Many of the photographs were taken by his son, Longworth Powers, who had a private photography studio in Florence. Included are portraits of Powers and his family, as well as a collection of 267 carte de visite and cabinet card portraits of artists, performers, politicians, writers, scientists, and other public figures, many of whom were friends with the Powers family. Other photographs depict Woodstock, Vermont, the marble quarry at Carrara, Italy, and artwork by Hiram and Preston Powers. Also found here is a photograph album kept by Louisa Powers.

Artwork consists of three drawings by Hiram Powers, including a caricature of Miner Kellogg. Also found in this collection is a scrapbook containing news clippings regarding the American tour of the sculpture Greek Slave, an autograph album belonging to Louisa Powers, and an album containing pencil drawings by Preston Powers and dried flowers collected on travels.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 8 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1841-1927 (Box 1, 15; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1819-1883 (Box 1-10; 9.0 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1827-1887 (Box 10; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 4: Financial and Legal Records, circa 1840s-1892, 1915 (Box 10, OV 17; 8 folders)

Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1845-1953 (Box 10; 5 folders)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1860s-1900, 1927, 1932, early 1950s (Box 10-13, 16, OV 17; 1.8 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork, 1860, mid-1800s (Box 11; 4 folders)

Series 8: Scrapbooks and Albums, 1847-1876 (Box 14; 3 folders)
Biographical Note:
American sculptor Hiram Powers (1805-1873) was born in Woodstock, Vermont, and lived and worked briefly in Washington, D.C. and Boston, before settling permanently in Florence, Italy. Powers is known for portrait busts of prominent American politicians and his idealized neo-classical sculptures, most notably the Greek Slave.

The second youngest of nine children, Powers moved with his family to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1817. When he was 18 he began working in a factory that repaired watches and organs, and he later worked in the mechanical department of Dorfeuille's Western Museum. There, he developed his interest in sculpture and received a commission to create wax figures for a tableau of Dante's Inferno. In 1825 he studied with the Prussian sculptor Frederick Eckstein, who taught him how to model clay and make plaster casts. His early commissions for portrait busts caught the attention of Nicholas Longworth, who became his first patron and funded his travel to Washington, DC, in 1834. While in Washington, Powers completed portrait busts of several prominent politicians, including President Andrew Jackson. He also briefly worked on several commissions in Boston. In 1837, thanks to the patronage of Colonel John S. Preston, he and his family moved to Florence, Italy. He intended to live there for only a few years, but remained there for the rest of his life.

Powers set up a studio in Florence with several assistants, and continued to work on portrait bust commissions. He and his family were active members of the intellectual community of American and English émigrés, such as Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Horatio Greenough, the Trollope family, and many others. His studio was also a frequent stop on tourists' visits to Florence. In 1839 Powers began working on idealized sculptures in the Neo-classical style, based on history, mythology, and religion. Perhaps most famous of these are Greek Slave and Fisher Boy. Completed in 1845, Greek Slave was exhibited in London and toured the United States. The sculpture received wide attention from the press for its depiction of female nudity and its philosophical significance, and established Powers' international success as a sculptor.

During his career Powers received private and government commissions for portrait busts and ideal sculptures, and sold many replicas of his work. He also invented improved tools for use in his studio, which were patented in the United States, and he developed a special finishing process for marble from the Carrara quarry. He maintained friendships with many Americans through extensive correspondence, and openly expressed his views on the Civil War and the abolition of slavery. Powers' son Longworth had a photography and sculpture studio nearby, and his son Preston, also a sculptor, took over many of Hiram Powers' remaining projects at the time of his death in 1873.
Related Material:
Additional Hiram Powers papers are available at the Winterthur Museum.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds materials lent for microfilming. Reel D117 contains "The Sculpture of Hiram Powers," by Paul B. Metzler. Reels 815-818 includes a "Collection of Letters from Old Residents of Cincinnati to Hiram Powers," compiled by Clara Louise Dentler. Reels 1102-1103 are comprised of an unpublished manuscript entitled "White Marble: The Life and Letters of Hiram Powers, Sculptor," by Clara Louise Dentler. Lent materials were returned to the lenders and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The Hiram Powers papers were purchased by the Smithsonian American Art Museum in 1967 from Christina Seeber, great-granddaughter of Hiram Powers which was subsequenlty transferred to the Archives of American Art in 1984. The Cincinnati Historical Society and Ohio State University also lent the Archives omaterials for microfilming in 1974.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Hiram Powers papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Sculptors -- Italy -- Florence  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Writings
Drawings
Poetry
Citation:
Hiram Powers papers, 1819-1953, bulk 1835-1883. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.powehira
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Hiram Powers papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-powehira
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Samuel F. B. Morse's Daguerreotype Equipment

Creator:
Smillie, T. W (Thomas William) 1843-1917  Search this
Subject:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese 1791-1872  Search this
Physical description:
Cyanotypes (photographic prints); 8.5h x 10w
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1888
Topic:
Daguerreotype  Search this
Photography  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [10625]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_308083

Vail Telegraph Collection, 1830-1898, 1912-1917

Creator:
Vail Family  Search this
Subject:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese 1791-1872  Search this
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Kendall, Amos 1789-1869  Search this
Smith, Francis O. J (Francis Ormond Jonathan) 1806-1876  Search this
Vail, Alfred 1807-1859  Search this
Vail, Amanda d. 1894  Search this
Vail, George 1809-1875  Search this
Vail, Stephen 1780-1864  Search this
Vail, James Cummings  Search this
O'Reilly, Henry 1806-1886  Search this
Magnetic Telegraph Company  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
10.14 cu. ft. (10 document boxes) (4 half document boxes) (6 16x20 boxes) (oversize material)
Culture:
Portraits  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Diaries
Field notes
Date:
1830
1830-1917
1830-1898, 1912-1917
Topic:
Technology--History  Search this
Science--History  Search this
Telegraph  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007055
Restrictions & Rights:
Some items cannot be reproduced due to bindings
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217214

Henry J. Rogers Papers, 1844-1896

Creator:
Rogers, Henry J. 1811-1879  Search this
Subject:
Rogers, Henry J. 1811-1879  Search this
Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas) 1806-1867  Search this
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Maury, Matthew Fontaine 1806-1873  Search this
Vail, Alfred 1807-1859  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese 1791-1872  Search this
Physical description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1844
1844-1896
Topic:
Telegraph  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007390
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217546

Records, 1886-1978

Creator:
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Electricity and Modern Physics  Search this
Subject:
Bell, Alexander Graham 1847-1922  Search this
Watkins, J. Elfreth (John Elfreth) 1852-1903  Search this
Finn, Bernard S. 1932-  Search this
King, W. James (William James) 1915-  Search this
Maynard, George  Search this
Mitman, Carl Weaver 1889-  Search this
Vail, Alfred 1807-1859  Search this
Forman, Paul  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese 1791-1872  Search this
Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007  Search this
Perry, Kenneth M  Search this
Multhauf, Robert P  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Hall of Electricity  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Transportation and Civil Engineering  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Arts and Industries  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Engineering  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Electrical Engineering and Communications  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Engineering and Industries  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Electricity  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Electricity and Nuclear Energy  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Electricity  Search this
Physical description:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Floor plans
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Illustrations
Date:
1886
1886-1978
Topic:
Electricity--History  Search this
Physics--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000250
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Curatorial Records 1886-2016 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Medicine and Science]
Annual Reports and Plans of Operation 1954-1970 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Electricity and Modern Physics]
Exhibition Records 1896-1983, 1991-1997, 2002-2010 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Medicine and Science]
Requisitions 1963-1974 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Electricity and Modern Physics]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216814

Pieces of Morse's telegraph apparatus, US Patent # 4,453

Inventor:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (housing material)
iron wire (conductors material)
brass (parts material)
Measurements:
relay: 7 in x 11 1/4 in x 4 1/2 in; 17.78 cm x 28.575 cm x 11.43 cm
register: 8 in x 17 1/2 in x 4 in; 20.32 cm x 44.45 cm x 10.16 cm
tape reel: 9 1/4 in x 10 in x 1 1/4 in; 23.495 cm x 25.4 cm x 3.175 cm
coil disks (each): 1/8 in x 12 1/2 in; .3175 cm x 31.75 cm
key on base: 2 in x 2 3/4 in x 10 in; 5.08 cm x 6.985 cm x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
telegraph apparatus
telegraph relay
telegraph receiver
ID Number:
EM.251265
Catalog number:
251265
Accession number:
48865
Patent number:
4453
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Communications
Patent Models
American Stories exhibit
Invention and the Patent Model
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_706503
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Morse-Vail telegraph drawings

Associated person:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Maker:
Vail, Alfred  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Object Name:
Print
Associated date:
1838 04 07
Credit Line:
*from Amanda Vail (problem)
ID Number:
EM.181905
Catalog number:
180905
Accession number:
23562
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_713480
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Morse telegraph slugs

Associated person:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Measurements:
box: 4 in x 9 in x 5 in; 10.16 cm x 22.86 cm x 12.7 cm
slugs: various depth: 7/8 in x 1/16 in; 2.2225 cm x .0795 cm
Object Name:
Telegraph components
Date made:
1837
Credit Line:
from Western Union Telegraph Co.
ID Number:
EM.181249
Catalog number:
181249
Accession number:
31286
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1099279

Morse experimental electrical apparatus

Associated person:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Maker:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Object Name:
Telegraph apparatus
Date made:
1856
Credit Line:
from Western Union Telegraph Co.
ID Number:
EM.181416
Catalog number:
181416
Accession number:
31652
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_702006
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Original drawing by Samuel Morse of the telegraph circuit between New York and Boston

Maker:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Physical Description:
glass (frame material)
wood (frame material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 in x 5 in x in; 20.32 cm x 12.7 cm x .0254 cm
Object Name:
Drawing
Date made:
ca. 1848
Credit Line:
from The Electrical Engineer, thru T. C. Martin
ID Number:
EM.181002
Catalog number:
181002
Accession number:
24901
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_702125

Samuel F. B. Morse Self-Portrait

Artist:
Samuel Finley Breese Morse, 27 Apr 1791 - 2 Apr 1872  Search this
Sitter:
Samuel Finley Breese Morse, 27 Apr 1791 - 2 Apr 1872  Search this
Medium:
Oil on millboard
Dimensions:
Board: 27.3 x 22.5 x 0.3cm (10 3/4 x 8 7/8 x 1/8")
Frame: 35.6 x 30.5 x 4.8cm (14 x 12 x 1 7/8")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1812
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Costume\Outerwear\Cape  Search this
Self-portrait  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Male  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Portraitist  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Communications\Journalist  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Visual Arts\Art Instructor  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Education\Founder\College  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Science and Technology\Inventor\Telegraph  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; this acquisition was made possible by a generous contribution from the James Smithson Society
Object number:
NPG.80.208
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
American Origins
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 120
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.80.208

Men of Progress

Artist:
Christian Schussele, 16 Apr 1824 - 1879  Search this
Sitter:
William Thomas Green Morton, 9 Aug 1819 - 15 Jul 1868  Search this
James Bogardus, 14 Mar 1800 - 13 Apr 1874  Search this
Samuel Colt, 19 Jul 1814 - 10 Jan 1862  Search this
Cyrus Hall McCormick, 15 Feb 1809 - 13 May 1884  Search this
Joseph Saxton, 22 Mar 1799 - 26 Oct 1873  Search this
Charles Goodyear, 29 Dec 1800 - 1 Jul 1860  Search this
Peter Cooper, 12 Feb 1791 - 4 Apr 1883  Search this
Jordan Lawrence Mott, 12 Oct 1799 - 1866  Search this
Joseph Henry, 17 Dec 1797 - 13 May 1878  Search this
Eliphalet Nott, 25 Jun 1773 - 29 Jan 1866  Search this
John Ericsson, 31 Jul 1803 - 8 Mar 1889  Search this
Frederick Ellsworth Sickels, 20 Sep 1819 - 8 Mar 1895  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse, 27 Apr 1791 - 2 Apr 1872  Search this
Henry Burden, 22 Apr 1791 - 19 Jan 1871  Search this
Richard March Hoe, 19 Jul 1815 - 13 Sep 1884  Search this
Erastus Brigham Bigelow, 2 Apr 1814 - 6 Dec 1879  Search this
Isaiah Jennings, 1792 - 1862  Search this
Thomas Blanchard, 24 Jun 1788 - 16 Apr 1864  Search this
Elias Howe, 9 Jul 1819 - 3 Oct 1867  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 128.3 x 190.5 x 5.1cm (50 1/2 x 75 x 2")
Frame: 162.6 x 225.7 x 12.7cm (64 x 88 7/8 x 5")
Type:
Painting
Place:
United States\Pennsylvania\Philadelphia\Philadelphia
Date:
1862
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Equipment\Walking stick\Cane  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses\Pince-nez  Search this
Architecture\Column  Search this
Artwork\Portrait  Search this
Weapon\Gun\Pistol  Search this
Artist's Effects\Architectural drawing  Search this
Equipment\Patent model  Search this
Isaiah Jennings: Male  Search this
Isaiah Jennings: Health and Medicine\Dentist  Search this
Isaiah Jennings: Science and Technology\Inventor\Dental  Search this
Isaiah Jennings: Science and Technology\Inventor\Firearms  Search this
Joseph Henry: Male  Search this
Joseph Henry: Education\Educator\Professor  Search this
Joseph Henry: Science and Technology\Scientist\Physicist  Search this
Joseph Henry: Society and Social Change\Administrator\Smithsonian Institution\Secretary  Search this
Elias Howe: Male  Search this
Elias Howe: Science and Technology\Inventor\Sewing machine  Search this
Elias Howe: Crafts and Trades\Machinist  Search this
William Thomas Green Morton: Male  Search this
William Thomas Green Morton: Literature\Writer\Medical  Search this
William Thomas Green Morton: Science and Technology\Inventor\Medical  Search this
William Thomas Green Morton: Health and Medicine\Dentist  Search this
William Thomas Green Morton: Health and Medicine\Physician\Anaesthetist  Search this
Charles Goodyear: Male  Search this
Charles Goodyear: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Charles Goodyear: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Industrialist\Manufacturer\Rubber  Search this
Charles Goodyear: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant\Retailer  Search this
James Bogardus: Male  Search this
James Bogardus: Visual Arts\Artist\Medalist  Search this
James Bogardus: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
James Bogardus: Science and Technology\Engineer\Structural  Search this
Joseph Saxton: Male  Search this
Joseph Saxton: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Joseph Saxton: Crafts and Trades\Craftsman\Clockmaker  Search this
Jordan Lawrence Mott: Male  Search this
Jordan Lawrence Mott: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant  Search this
Jordan Lawrence Mott: Visual Arts\Art Patron  Search this
Jordan Lawrence Mott: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Industrialist\Manufacturer\Iron  Search this
Cyrus Hall McCormick: Male  Search this
Cyrus Hall McCormick: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Industrialist\Manufacturer  Search this
Cyrus Hall McCormick: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
Cyrus Hall McCormick: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Cyrus Hall McCormick: Society and Social Change\Administrator\Historical Society\President  Search this
Henry Burden: Male  Search this
Henry Burden: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Entrepreneur  Search this
Henry Burden: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Henry Burden: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Industrialist\Manufacturer\Iron  Search this
Henry Burden: Crafts and Trades\Craftsman\Metalworker\Ironmaster  Search this
Henry Burden: Business and Finance\Transportation\Shipbuilder  Search this
Erastus Brigham Bigelow: Male  Search this
Erastus Brigham Bigelow: Science and Technology\Inventor\Loom  Search this
Erastus Brigham Bigelow: Education\Founder\Technical institute  Search this
Samuel Colt: Male  Search this
Samuel Colt: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Samuel Colt: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Industrialist\Manufacturer\Firearms  Search this
Thomas Blanchard: Male  Search this
Thomas Blanchard: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Richard March Hoe: Male  Search this
Richard March Hoe: Science and Technology\Inventor\Press  Search this
Frederick Ellsworth Sickels: Male  Search this
Frederick Ellsworth Sickels: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Frederick Ellsworth Sickels: Science and Technology\Engineer\Structural  Search this
Frederick Ellsworth Sickels: Science and Technology\Engineer\Civil\Bridge builder  Search this
Eliphalet Nott: Male  Search this
Eliphalet Nott: Education\Administrator\College\President  Search this
Eliphalet Nott: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Eliphalet Nott: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Minister  Search this
Peter Cooper: Male  Search this
Peter Cooper: Business and Finance\Businessperson  Search this
Peter Cooper: Education\Founder\School  Search this
Peter Cooper: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Industrialist\Manufacturer  Search this
Peter Cooper: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
Peter Cooper: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Peter Cooper: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Industrialist\Manufacturer\Iron  Search this
John Ericsson: Male  Search this
John Ericsson: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
John Ericsson: Science and Technology\Engineer\Military  Search this
John Ericsson: Science and Technology\Engineer\Marine  Search this
John Ericsson: Business and Finance\Transportation\Shipbuilder  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Male  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Portraitist  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Communications\Journalist  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Visual Arts\Art Instructor  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Education\Founder\College  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Science and Technology\Inventor\Telegraph  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; transfer from the National Gallery of Art; gift of the A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, 1942
Object number:
NPG.65.60
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
American Origins
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 120
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.65.60

Robert C. Graham collection of artists' letters, 1783-1935, bulk 1804-1877

Creator:
Graham, Robert Claverhouse, 1913-1994  Search this
Subject:
Doughty, Thomas  Search this
Leutze, Emanuel  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt  Search this
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Inman, Henry  Search this
Trumbull, John  Search this
West, Benjamin  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Healy, G. P. A. (George Peter Alexander)  Search this
Huntington, Daniel  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Type:
Letters
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Art  Search this
Artists' writings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5810
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208650
AAA_collcode_grahrobe
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208650
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