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Painting of Alexander Graham Bell Receiving First Long-Distance Telephone Call in Paris, Ontario
Description
Creator
Forster, J.C.H., Artist
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Paintings
Description
This painting, created for Bell Canada by artist J.C.H. Forster, depicts Alexander Graham Bell receiving the world's first long-distance telephone call at the Dominion Telegraph Company office in Robert White's shoe store, Paris, Ontario.

This image was printed on the fifth page of photographs in At the Forks of the Grand: Volume II by D. A. Smith.
Inscriptions
In Paris, Ont. Alexander Graham Bell received the world's first successful long distance telephone call from Brantford, in Robert White's Boot and Shoe store and Telegraph office on August 10, 1876. The eight mile line was extended 136 miles to make use of a battery supply in Toronto.
(Painting by J.C.H. Forster)
Date of Original
1962
Date Of Event
10 Aug. 1876
Dimensions
Width: 56.5 cm
Height: 43.5 cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
1999.9191.13
Collection
D.A. Smith Photograph Collection
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.2 Longitude: -80.38333
Recommended Citation
Painting of Alexander Graham Bell Receiving First Long-Distance Telephone Call in Paris, Ontario, 1967, D.A. Smith Photograph Collection, 1999.9191.13, 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.”
Contact
Paris Museum and Historical Society
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

Paris Museum and Historical Society

51 William Street, Paris, ON

N3L 1N4

(519) 442-9295

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Painting of Alexander Graham Bell Receiving First Long-Distance Telephone Call in Paris, Ontario


This painting, created for Bell Canada by artist J.C.H. Forster, depicts Alexander Graham Bell receiving the world's first long-distance telephone call at the Dominion Telegraph Company office in Robert White's shoe store, Paris, Ontario.

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