National Geographic : 1936 Jul
THE ODD-LOOKING OBJECT IS A MODEL OF THE FIRST TELEPHONE Compare the wooden instrument with the dial hand set. At Boston in 1876 Alexander Graham Bell, long a President of the National Geographic Society, invented the telephone. New England saw the origin and develop ment of the first local and long-distance service. Finlay Photographs by Luis Marden "EVERY GEOGRAPHIC SINCE 1905" SAYS THE SIGN This dealer keeps a list of copies on hand, classified bythe year and country. From Emerson's day, Boston writers have frequented these second-hand bookshops along Cornhill. From far and near customers come or write for any book, from Gray's "Elegy" to"Mutiny on the Bounty."