© Jill Mathis. Photograph and digital image © Delaware Art Museum. Not for reproduction or publication.
Morse Code (Gattinara, Italy)
Date: 2000
Medium: Digital chromogenic print
Dimensions: image: 16 × 12 1/16 in. (40.6 × 30.6 cm) sheet: 20 × 16 in. (50.8 × 40.6 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Francis McIntyre, 2006
Object Number: 2006-76.2
About: During the Civil War telegraph lines were often strung in the vineyards among the grapes and vines to disguise their location. The popular phrase, "I heard it through the grapevine" was developed from this practice of passing news from one location to another.
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