On This Day
In 1877, inventor Alexander Graham Bell alongside two investors, Gardiner Hubbard and Thomas Sanders formed The Bell Telephone Company, a common law joint stock company, in order to exploit Bell’s latest invention at the time: a talking telegraph, known as today’s telephone. This collaboration came to be two years after Sanders and G. Hubbard served as financiers for Bell’s scientific experiments, in particular four patents that served as basis for his work on the telegraph and subsequently the phone.
-Wendy Jimenez, Archival Fellow
Top: Photograph from the Collection of the 1964/65 World’s Fair at the Queens Museum
Bottom: Brochure from the Collection on the 1939/40 World’s Fair at the Queens Museum