Map of Bell System broadcasting circuts, 1927

safety negative

Rosenfeld and Sons
8 x 10 in.

8x10 safety negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons on December 27, 1928. Image of map of Bell System broadcasting curcuits. Visible in image: map of United States reads: "CHAIN BROADCASTING CURCUITS / FURNISHED BY THE BELL SYSTEM / AT THE END OF 1927 / ------ RED AND BLUE NETWORKS OF / THE NATIONAL BROADCASTING CO., INC. / ______ PURPLE NETWORK OF THE UNITED / INDEPENDENT BROADCASTERS, INC. / ............ PACIFIC COAST NETWORK OF / THE NATIONAL BROADCASTING CO., INC. / (ALL CIRCUITS ON WHICH SERVICE IS PERMANENTLY / OR REGULARLY FURNISHED ARE SHOWN)", various cities across the United States are shown with the lines linking them together, the Western states are devoid of circuits, except for the coastal sections. CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection. Typed on original negative sleeve: "30432 / 1748-14 / 12/27/27 / A T & T Co-195 Bdway, City. / Miss F J Weber, Room 536 Copy of map at studio".


Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection

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