Video: Talking from Afar: The Telephone

American Innovation Webinar Series

National Association of Scholars

In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell transmitted the first human voice through electricity with the now famous phrase, "Mr. Watson, come here. I want you."

What is the story behind Bell's invention of the telephone? What effects did the telephone have when it was introduced?

This event featured Daniel McVeigh, author of "An Early History of the Telephone 1664-1866," and a Director at Teachers College, Columbia University; and Edwin Grosvenor, Editor-in-Chief of American Heritage and Invention & Technology Magazines, and co-author of a biography of his great-grandfather, Alexander Graham Bell: The Life and Times of the Inventor of the Telephone.


By Bancroft Gherardi, Frederick L. Rhodes - Retrieved April 17, 2014 from Bancroft Gherardi, Frederick L. Rhodes, "Telephone" in Encyclopedia Americana, The Encyclopedia Americana Corp., New York, 1920, Vol. XXVI, p. 365, fig. 11 on Google Books, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=36220322

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