Self-portrait of Morse in 1812 (National Portrait Gallery)
Plaque on the Old Post Office Bldg, 7th St. between F and G NW, Washington D.C.
Samuel Finley Breese Morse (April 27, 1791 – April 2, 1872) was an American inventor, and painter of portraits and historic scenes.
- What hath God wrought?
- Quoted in John F. Stover, History of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (1987, Purdue University Press), ISBN 0-911198-81-4, pp. 59–60
- Message sent by Morse to officially open the first telegraph line, from Baltimore to Washington, on May 24, 1844