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Formal portrait of Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell

A collection of original documents, journals and photographs.

Credit line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Gilbert H. Grosvenor Collection of Photographs of the Alexander Graham Bell Family,
[berlp 12030109 ] Photograph by S.L. Steen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1904.

Young Bell with his family

Young Bell with his family.

Credit line: Alexander Melville Bell with his wife, Eliza Grace Symonds and their children, Melville James, Alexander Graham and Edward Charles]. [ca. 1852?] Reproduction Number LC-G9-Z1031. Gilbert H. Grosvenor Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress .

Bell's diagram of the telephone

Drawing of telephone

 

 

Bell drew this diagram to show how his invention would work.

Credit line: "Alexander Graham Bell's design sketch of the telephone." ca. 1876. Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress.

Photograph of Bell at Pemberton Avenue School for the Deaf

Thomas Edison and students at School for the Deaf

 

Bell was a teacher at the School for the Deaf . Photograph of the Pemberton Avenue School for the Deaf, Boston .

 

Credit line: Alexander Graham Bell at the Pemberton Square School in 1871", Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Gilbert H. Grosvenor Collection of Photographs of the Alexander Graham Bell Family,Reproduction Number LC-G9-Z1-130,726-A.
Telegraph
Telegraph
Credit line: The Bettmann Corbis Archive/UPI/© Microsoft Corporation.

Drawing of Tetrahedron Kite by Alexander Graham Bell

Kite Diagram


Drawings by Alexander Graham Bell?, from September 1901 to July 17, 1911
Credit line: Box 205, "Subject File: Drawings by Alexander Graham Bell, 1881-1911." Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress.

Bell in 1874

Bell in 1874

Alexander Graham Bell , head-and-shoulders portrait.

Credit line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Gilbert H. Grosvenor Collection of Photographs of the Alexander Graham Bell Family, LOT 11533-B-2-18, 1874.

Bell calling Chicago

Bell calling Chicago in 1892.

The first telephone call was the start of a great new technology.

CREDIT: "Alexander Graham Bell Speaking on the Phone, 1892." 1892. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Gilbert H. Grosvenor Collection of Photographs of the Alexander Graham Bell Family.

Bell's journal page on day of first successful call

Notes from first call

Bell's notebook entry on March 10, 1876, the day of the first phone call. Credit line: Bell, Graham, Alexander. "Bell's Experimental Notebook, March 10, 1876." Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress.

Bell meets with Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan

Bell with Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan

Alexander Graham Bell provided assistance for the Keller family
Credit line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Gilbert H. Grosvenor Collection of Photographs of the Alexander Graham Bell Family, Reproduction Number LC-G9-Z1 137 816-A.

Sketch of metal detector

Metal Detector Drawing

Alexander Graham Bell worked on developing a metal detector when President Garfield was shot.

CREDIT: Bell, Alexander Graham. "Drawing." June 25, 1881. Alexander Graham Bell Papers, 1862-1939, Library of Congress.

The June Bug invented by Bell and his aviation team

Photograph of the June Bug

Bell was interested in aviation and worked with others to develop flying machines.

Credit line: Box 148, "Subject File: Aviation--The Silver Dart"
Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers, Manuscript Division , Library of Congress.

Visible Speech Chart

Visible Speech Chart

In 1864, Alexander Graham Bell's father, Alexander Melville Bell, developed the system called visible speech to help deaf people learn to speak normally.

Credit line: Chart Undated. Box 196, "Subject File: The Deaf--Visible Speech--Nature & Uses." Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers, Manuscript Division , Library of Congress .

Formal portrait of Bell receiving Doctorate in Law

Edinburgh University,
Doctor of Law

Alexander Graham Bell was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Law by Edinburgh University. Credit line: The Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers, Photography undated
(Series: Subject File, Folder: Honors and Awards, Edinburgh University, Doctor of Law, undated)

Bell's phone from 1876

Many of Bell's early phones are shown here.

Credit line: Adventures in CyberSound © Dr Russell Naughton 1995-2003    Version 2.6    July 27, 2003

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December 1, 2004