Wood-cut of Bell lecture at Salem, MA, 1877
gelatin silver printPHOTOGRAPHS
Rosenfeld and Sons
1877 (woodcut); 1915-1916 (negative)
overall: 10 x 8 in.; 25.4 x 20.32 cm
8 x 10 gelatin silver print, from an 8 x 10 glass plate negative, taken by Rosenfeld and Sons. Image taken as part of long term commissioned work and documentation for the American Telephone & Telegraph Company, ranging from 1910 through the 1940s. This negative was taken of a woodcut depicting Alexander Graham Bell lecturing at Salem, Mass., on March 31, 1877. Caption under image reads: "This Wood-cut, Reproduced from the SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN of March 31st, 1877, Shows Prof. Graham Bell Lecturing to an Audience at Salem, Mass. The Inventor is Illustrating His Demonstration by Means of a Telephone Placed Before His Audience and Communicating With His Laboratory at Boston, Four-teen Miles Away." Stamped on back in oval: "MORRIS ROSENFELD / PHOTOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATOR / 116 NASSAU ST. N.Y.C. / BEEKMAN 2850 / Negative No ___".
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection