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Alexander Graham Bell

Creator:
Unknown
Title:
Alexander Graham Bell
Date:
c. 1910s
Summary:
Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), Scottish-born inventor, scientist, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, lived for many years in Washington, D.C., and died in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. As a young man, he consulted physicist Joseph Henry, the first Smithsonian Secretary, about the feasibility of his telephone invention and was greatly encouraged by Henry. He considered Henry as an important mentor and supported the Smithsonian in many ways. Bell served as a citizen member of the Smithsonian Board of Regents, provided seed money for the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, donated collections to the National Museum, and arranged for the move of James Smithson's remains from Genoa, Italy, to the Smithsonian Institution in 1904
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Topics:
Inventors, Scientists, Nova Scotia, Secretaries, Funding, Smithson, James--Death and burial, Telephone, Physicists, Donors, Philanthropists
Subjects:
Bell, Alexander Graham 1847-1922, Smithson, James 1765-1829, Henry, Joseph 1797-1878, Regents Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, United States National Museum
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Places:
Washington (D.C.), Genoa (Italy), Scotland
Form/Genre:
Photographic print, Portraits
Local Number:
SIA2012-1088 or 41768-A
Physical Description:
Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 8w x 10h ; Type of Image: Portrait ; Medium: Photographic print
Full Record:
http://siris-sihistory.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?&profile=all&source=~!sichronology&uri=full=3100001~!13156~!0#focus
Alexander Graham Bell, by Unknown, c. 1910s, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, SIA2012-1088 or 41768-A.

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