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#239 - Alexander Graham Bell Trade Card Estimate: $500+

Rare 1877 trade card for the Bell Telephone Company

Original circa 1877 multicolored trade card for "Prof. Alex. Graham Bell's Telephones," 4.25 x 2.5, with color design depicting Uncle Sam having a transatlantic telephone conversation with John Bull. Copyrighted in 1877 by Louis Prang & Company, the card reads, "The Compliments of the Season Cousin!," with caption box below: "The Conn. District Telephone Company, Sole Agent in This City for Prof. Alex. Graham Bell's Telephones. Telephones placed in Residences, Offices, Stores, Markets, Hack Stables, Express Offices, etc, on a District System, in such manner that any two subscribers may converse without anyone else hearing what is being said. Geo. W. Coy, Electrician." In fine condition, with some foxing and toning on the reverse. Accompanied by a donor/exhibit card for the "Alexander K. McClellan Chapter No. 40 Telephone Pioneers of America."

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