D.H. Conklin

Dublin Core

Title

D.H. Conklin

Subject

biography
D.H. Conklin
telegraph operator
receiver
Illinois Midland Line
Pennsylvania line
Horace Greely
Mayor of Decatur
Decatur Club
Abrams
Decatur Herald and Review
Decatur, IL
Photo File: Biography
Photograph

Description

Photograph of D.H. Conklin (b. 10/31/1831, d. 3/10/1905), one of the first telegraph operators in the world. He introduced telegraphy as a means of handling trains. Conklin worked as a receiver for the Illinois Midland line (later the Pennsylvania line), and directed the building of the first telegraph lines. At one time, he set type for Horace Greely. Conklin was also Mayor of Decatur for 2 years, and the 7th president of the Decatur Club. The photo was taken by Abrams around 1895.

Creator

Abrams, Decatur, IL

Source

Photo File: Biography - Conklin, D.H.

Publisher

Decatur Herald and Review, Decatur, IL
Decatur Public Library, Decatur, IL

Date

c. 1895

Contributor

D.H. Conklin

Rights

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Relation

none

Format

.jpg

Language

English

Type

photograph

Identifier

BIO88

Coverage

biography, D.H. Conklin, telegraph operator, receiver, Illinois Midland line, Pennsylvania line, Horace Greely, Mayor, Abrams, Decatur Herald and Review, Decatur IL

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Physical Dimensions

6.5x4.25"

Files

BIO88-CONKLIN_D_H, C 1895076.jpg

Citation

Abrams, Decatur, IL , “D.H. Conklin,” Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed February 17, 2020, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/1959.