On March 10, 1876 Alexander Graham Bell made the first successful bi-directional telephone call when he said those famous words, "Mr Watson, come here, I want to see you." and Thomas Watson answered. (Photo: Pages 40-1 of Alexander Graham Bell's unpublished laboratory notebook (1875-76), describing first successful experiment with the telephone.)
Alexander Graham Bell's Telephone Patent Drawing, 7 March 1876. Bell's telephone was the first apparatus to transmit human speech via machine. His work culminated in one of the most profitable and contested of all 19th-century patents.
Alexander Graham Bell, his wife Mabel Gardiner Hubbard, and their daughters Elsie (left) and Marian.
Portrait of Alexander Graham Bell.
Professor Graham Bell's telephone showing :- 1 Transmitter 2 Receiver 3 Later form of long-distance telephone for office use 4 Portable telephone 5 Section of above 6 Telephone in use Original Publication: Illustrated London news - pub. 1872
Birth place of the telephone, 109 Court St., Boston.
Scottish inventor Alexander Graham Bell (1847 - 1922) demonstrating his telephone at the Lyceum Hall in Salem, Massachusetts, 15th March 1877.
A woman using a telephone. Original Artwork: The Graphic - pub. 1882
1883: A switch room in a London telephone exchange.
1883: An illustration of a telephone exchange in London, first published in The Graphic.
1891: Speaking to Paris from London by telephone on the completion of the Anglo-French telephone line.
circa 1900: Women switchboard operators at the Manchester Telephone Exchange.
circa 1905: A view of a desk telephone capable of contacting ten extensions, as used around 1905.
circa 1920: An old-fashioned candlestick telephone.
circa 1925: A man dialling a number on a telephone at a Post Office in Zehlendorf near Berlin. The Post Office is the first in the area to have telephones capable of automatic connection.
March 28, 1925: A model of the new cast iron and wooden telephone box designed by Sir Gilbert Scott.