The Emperor Nicholas, (1796-1855), 19th century. Artist: Unknown
The Emperor Nicholas, (1796-1855), 19th century. Nicholas I, Emperor of Russia was Tsar from 1825-1855. Illustration from The life and times of Queen Victoria, by Robert Wilson, (1900).
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First Chappe telegraph message from St Petersburg, early 19th century, (c1870). Artist: Unknown
First Chappe telegraph message from St Petersburg, Russia, early 19th century, (c1870). Tsar Nicholas I (1796-1855), sending the first message from St Petersburg telegraph station, using a modification of Claude Chappe's semaphore system.The Tsar is turning the mechanism which altered the position of the signalling arms on top of the tower. From Les Merveilles de las Science, (The Wonders of Science), by Louis Figuier, (Paris, c1870).
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