NY -- NYC -- Central Park -- Samuel F. B. Morse (statue):
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Description of Subject Matter: Samuel F. B. Morse
This statue of the famed inventor of the wire telegraph stands at Inventor's Gate, on Fifth Avenue and 72nd Street. It is one of the only statues in the Park that memorializes the profession of the named gate (the other is Alexander Von Humboldt at Naturalists' Gate). The 1871 monument by sculptor Byron M. Picket depicts the inventor standing with one hand resting on his single-wire telegraph, while the other holds out a scroll bearing its Morse code. The statue was originally on the Mall, close to the Concert Ground and moved in 1985.
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2017 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
Civil War Trust conferences in Pensacola, FL, Chattanooga, TN (via sites in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee) and Fredericksburg, VA,
a family reunion in The Dells, Wisconsin (via sites in Ohio, Indiana, and Wisconsin),
New York City, and
my 12th consecutive San Diego Comic Con trip (including sites in Arizona).
For some reason, several of my photos have been published in physical books this year which is pretty cool. Ones that I know about:
"Tarzan, Jungle King of Popular Culture" (David Lemmo),
"The Great Crusade: A Guide to World War I American Expeditionary Forces Battlefields and Sites" (Stephen T. Powers and Kevin Dennehy),
"The American Spirit" (David McCullough),
"Civil War Battlefields: Walking the Trails of History" (David T. Gilbert),
"The Year I Was Peter the Great: 1956 — Khrushchev, Stalin's Ghost, and a Young American in Russia" (Marvin Kalb), and
"The Judge: 26 Machiavellian Lessons" (Ron Collins and David Skover).
Number of photos taken this year: just below 560,000.