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#169 - Alexander Graham Bell Estimate: $8,000+

Bell makes the first transcontinental phone call in 1915

Historically significant vintage matte-finish 16.75 x 13.75 photo of Alexander Graham Bell seated at a long table in AT&T's New York Headquarters to make the 'first' transcontinental phone call, signed in the lower border in bold fountain pen, "Alexander Graham Bell, Jan 25, 1915." Affixed to a slightly larger mount and in fine condition, with minor loss to the upper left corner tip.

Timed to coincide with the Panama-Pacific International Exposition World's Fair of 1915, AT&T arranged a special commemorative 'first transcontinental phone call' between Alexander Graham Bell (at their New York headquarters) and his assistant Thomas A. Watson (in San Francisco). Bell repeated his famous line, 'Mr. Watson, come here. I want you,' to which Watson playfully replied: 'It will take me five days to get there now!' Pictured alongside Bell in this historic image are several telephone company heads and New York politicians. In front of Dr. Bell is a replica of his original telephone. A superb piece honoring the impact of Bell's invention, which revolutionizes communications around the globe.

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