First Morse Message. 2003. Machine embroidery on polyester organdy. 12 x 50 ft. (3.66 x 15.24 m). Installation view, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York

This Sentence was written from Washington by me at the Baltimore Terminal at 8h 45 min. A.M. on Friday May 24th 1844, being the first ever transmitted from Washington to Baltimore, by Telegraph and was indited by my much loved friend Annie G. Ellsworth. Sam. F. B. Morse. Superintendent of Elec. Mag. Telegraph.

What hath God wrought?