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The Telegraph

WORLD, 1840-1970

The telegraph, a very iconic form of communication, was used for communicating short messages around the world. It electrically transmits encoded messages through wires to the receiver where the message is then decoded. Widely used in the late 1800’s, for the first time, people could quickly communicate messages between long distances. Not too far of a cry from today’s instant messages, the telegraph was a precursor to modern communication.

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