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Dominion Telegraph Office in Robert White Shoe Store, Location of First Long-Distance Telephone Call


Description
Media Type:
Image
Text
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
This 19th century photograph shows the location of the Dominion Telegraph Company office, which was in the shoe store of Robert White. This store was the location of the first long distance telephone call, selected by Alexander Graham Bell for its proximity to Brantford. The store is the second door from the left on the ground floor. The building is still standing today, and that store is now the location of The River Lily.

The Paris Market can also be seen to the far left. Its sign reads "Groceries & Provisions, R.F. Morrow".

This image was printed on the fifth page of photographs in At the Forks of the Grand: Volume II by D. A. Smith.
Inscriptions:
Dominion Telegraph office located in Robert White's Shoe store Paris, Ont. where Alexander Graham Bell received the world's first long distance telephone call on August 10, 1876.
Date of Original:
18[76?]
Dimensions:
Width: 37.8 cm
Height: 30.5 cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
1999.9151.15
Collection:
D.A. Smith Photograph Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.1938372527328 Longitude: -80.3841894865036
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
Dominion Telegraph Office in Robert White Shoe Store, 18[76?], D.A. Smith Photograph Collection, 1999.9151.15, Paris Museum and Historical Society
Terms of Use:
The information and images provided are for personal research only and are not to be used for commercial purposes. Use of this information should include the credit “Paris Museum and Historical Society.”
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Paris Museum and Historical Society

51 William Street, Paris, ON

N3L 1N4

(519) 442-9295

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Dominion Telegraph Office in Robert White Shoe Store, Location of First Long-Distance Telephone Call


This 19th century photograph shows the location of the Dominion Telegraph Company office, which was in the shoe store of Robert White. This store was the location of the first long distance telephone call, selected by Alexander Graham Bell for its proximity to Brantford. The store is the second door from the left on the ground floor. The building is still standing today, and that store is now the location of The River Lily.

The Paris Market can also be seen to the far left. Its sign reads "Groceries & Provisions, R.F. Morrow".

This image was printed on the fifth page of photographs in At the Forks of the Grand: Volume II by D. A. Smith.