February 23, 2013

Incredible Pictures of Telephone Wires Over New York in the Late 19th Century

Alexander Graham Bell may have invented the telephone in 1875, but the first phone installation didn't come about for another three years. And that's what makes these photos from 1887-1888 so incredible; this tangled mass of telephone wires had already wound itself around New York City's streets just seven years after that first installation.


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