First transcontinental call, Bell posed in group, 1915

glass negative; copy negative

PHOTOGRAPHS - GLASS NEGATIVES
Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, NY
1915-01-25 (original negative)
overall: 8 x 10 in.; 20.32 x 25.4 cm

8 x 10 glass plate copy 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. View of Alexander Graham Bell seated and posed at a table after the first transcontinental telephone call. Group of seven men total posed as publicity for the first public coast to coast call on January 25, 1915. Original negative taken by Underhill, NY, original negative number not deciferable on this copy negative. Copy negative was made by Rosenfeld and Sons in 1915 or 1916. Handwritten on original negative sleeve: "3027 / 235--7 / Telephone Co / Copy of group at the Opening of the Transcontinental Line at N.Y. / Box 235". John J. Carty seen on the left, Alexander Graham Bell in center.


1984.187.3027

Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection



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