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        Long Distance Communication

        This Media Gallery explores the many transformations in communication through descriptions of the technological devices that enabled this transformation. These devices include the semaphore, the telegraph, the television, and the fax machine. Review these images and their descriptions keeping in mind how these devices changed the way people communicated.

        Semaphore

        This photograph shows a semaphore being used on a ship.

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        Woman tapping telegraph key

        This photograph shows a telegraph machine. A person sent telegraph messages by pressing his or her finger on a lever of the machine.

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        Television set on stand

        This image shows a television on a stand. It is the type of television that was used many years ago.

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        Fax machine

        This photograph shows a fax machine printing out paper.

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