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TV Helmet (The Portable Living Room) by Walter Pichler, 1967 Small Room (Prototype 4)

Telegraph - Invented by Samuel F B Morse, the telegraph transmitted electric signals over wires that translated into a message.

To send a telegram you had to hand deliver your message to a telegraph office. There, an operator enters the message into a telegraph, which then translates it into Morse code and routes it to its destination. At the receiving end, machines translate the encoded message back into words and print it out. The telegraph office hand delivers the message to the person receiving it.

People who don't read history books are unaware that a huge number of "cowboys" driving herds to the railheads in Kansas were Indians. And many don't know that some of "Indians" who raided the drives for beef in the the "nations" were runaway slaves and ex-slaves adopted into the tribes in the Oklahoma territory. Western movies don't tell you that.

Édouard Belin receiving a telegraph, 30 July 1920

You are viewing an important image of Samuel F. B. Morse. It was taken between 1855 and 1865. The picture shows Samuel F. B. Morse, inventor of the telegraph, and the now famous "Morse Code".

1920s Former Farm Girl -- Frances Taylor visits the family farm after living in the big city of San Francisco, and hams it up. from MeraM's flickr stream.

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Phone from car 1959

Workmen dismantling the clock outside the Daily Telegraph for the building’s remodel c.1930.