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Wood engraving "In einem Telegraphenbüro. Aufgabe der Depesche" (In a telegraph office. Arrival of the telegram)

Verlag Otto Spamer (1847 - 1946)1848 - 1852

Museum for Communication Berlin, Museum Foundation Post and Telecommunication

Museum for Communication Berlin, Museum Foundation Post and Telecommunication
Berlin, Germany

This wood engraving from around 1850 shows a telegraphist at a telegraph table receiving a dispatch and writing it into a book in pen. In the picture, you can see an early Morse code writer, which was no longer built in Europe after 1852. The locomotive with the high chimney suggests that this illustration was made before 1850. Nevertheless, this illustration serves as an explanation of telegraphy in the 1860s and even later.

Details

  • Title: Wood engraving "In einem Telegraphenbüro. Aufgabe der Depesche" (In a telegraph office. Arrival of the telegram)
  • Creator: Verlag Otto Spamer (1847 - 1946)
  • Date Created: 1848 - 1852
  • Location Created: Leipzig, Sachsen, Deutschland
  • Rights: © Museumsstiftung Post und Telekommunikation
  • Material: Papier; Holzstich/Xylographie

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