American artist and inventor (1791-1872) whose development of the telegraph revolutionized worldwide communication. Fantastic 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo of Morse with a long white beard by Bogardus of New York, signed on the mount in black ink, "Sam'l F. B. Morse, April 27, 1870." In fine condition, with a very subtle hint of light silvering to darker areas of the image. Interestingly, Morse signed this portrait on his 79th birthday—he would live for almost two more years.
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