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The telegraph inventor as an artist

Long before Samuel Findly Breese Morse began to dream of electro-telegraphy, he was an accomplished artist. Yes, Professor Morse was the pupil of West, and was the companion of Leslie, Irving, Allston, and others, in busy, plodding London. The City Hall, of New York, (that building which came near "departing this life" at the celebration of the "completion" of the submarine telegraph cable) contains one of the best portraits of Lafayette ever painted. This is from the easel of Professor Morse. His very title of "Professor" comes from the fact that he was the appointed Professor of Fine Arts at the foundation of the New York University.

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