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American Telephone and Telegraph Company Medal (obverse and reverse) [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

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Artist:
Block, Adolph 1906-1978
Type:
Photograph
Notes:
Title transcribed from negative.
Inscription obverse: American Telephone and Telegraph Company / Long Lines Department.
Inscription reverse: Long distance telephone / Private Line Telephone / Private Line Teletypewriter / Teletypewriter Exchange Service / Audio and Video Networks / Telephotograph.
Topic:
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Technology
Allegory--Other--Progress
Object--Other--Telephone
Image number:
JUL J0044181
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Right of All the Way, [black & white advertisement; tear sheet]

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Advertiser:
American Telephone and Telegraph Company
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 8.5" x 5.2"
Type:
Tear sheets
Advertisements
Date:
1912
1910-1920
Summary:
Two girls and a boy carrying books, walking under telephone lines and waving to a locomotive going by.
Cite as:
N. W. Ayer Advertising Agency Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Telephone
Communication
Advertising
Local number:
AC0059-0000008 (AC Scan)
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N. W. Ayer Advertising Agency Records
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

The Pony Express -- A Pioneer of the Bell System [black & white advertisement; tear sheet]

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Advertiser:
American Telephone and Telegraph Company
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 8.4" x 5.1"
Type:
Tear sheets
Advertisements
Date:
1912
1910-1920
Summary:
Pony Express rider galloping away on a fresh horse.
Cite as:
N. W. Ayer Advertising Agency Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Horses
Telephone
Communication
Pony express
Advertising
Local number:
AC0059-0000009 (AC Scan)
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N. W. Ayer Advertising Agency Records
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Democracy, [black & white advertisement; tear sheet]

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Advertiser:
American Telephone and Telegraph Company
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 8.6" x 5.9"
Type:
Tear sheets
Advertisements
Date:
1921
1920-1930
Summary:
Illustrated by a large varied group of people carrying the telephone company. Text discusses stockholders.
Cite as:
N. W. Ayer Advertising Agency Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Telephone
Communication
Stockholder
Advertising
Local number:
AC0059-0000012 (AC Scan)
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N. W. Ayer Advertising Agency Records
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

A United Nation, [black & white advertisement; tear sheet]

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Advertiser:
American Telephone and Telegraph Company
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 8.5" x 5.6"
Type:
Tear sheets
Advertisements
Date:
1910
1910-1920
Summary:
A long line of people all talking on a telephone.
Cite as:
N. W. Ayer Advertising Agency Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Telephone
Communication
Advertising
Local number:
AC0059-0000013 (AC Scan)
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N. W. Ayer Advertising Agency Records
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Reach out and touch someone, [color advertisement; tear sheet]

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Advertiser:
American Telephone and Telegraph Company
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 15.0" x 10.7"
Type:
Tear sheets
Advertisements
Date:
1980
1980-1990
Summary:
Mother calling the grandparents to report baby's first steps while father gives the baby a helping hand.
Cite as:
N. W. Ayer Advertising Agency Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Telephone
Communication
Child development
Advertising
Local number:
AC0059-0000021 (AC Scan)
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N. W. Ayer Advertising Agency Records
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Our Stockholders, [black & white advertisement; tear sheet]

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Advertiser:
American Telephone and Telegraph Company
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 9.2" x 6.9"
Type:
Tear sheets
Advertisements
Date:
1919
1910-1920
Summary:
Illustration of large crowd of people with an inset of a mother opening mail with children at her knee.
Cite as:
N. W. Ayer Advertising Agency Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Telephone
Communication
Advertising
Local number:
AC0059-0000081 (AC Scan)
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N. W. Ayer Advertising Agency Records
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

A Community of Owners Nation-wide, [black & white advertisement; tear sheet]

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Advertiser:
American Telephone and Telegraph Company
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 8.9" x 5.8"
Type:
Tear sheets
Advertisements
Date:
1923
1920-1930
Summary:
Illustration of large groups of people representing the growth of Bell System share holders from 1907 to 1923.
Cite as:
N. W. Ayer Advertising Agency Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Telephone
Communication
Advertising
Local number:
AC0059-0000083 (AC Scan)
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N. W. Ayer Advertising Agency Records
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Why you need a kitchen extension phone, [black & white advertisement; tear sheet]

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Advertiser:
American Telephone and Telegraph Company
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 15.0" x 9.2"
Type:
Tear sheets
Advertisements
Date:
1959
1950-1960
Summary:
Image of woman talking on the telephone in the kitchen with two children and farm yard in the back ground.
Cite as:
N. W. Ayer Advertising Agency Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Telephone
Communication
Farm life
Advertising
Local number:
AC0059-0000099 (AC Scan)
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N. W. Ayer Advertising Agency Records
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

The / Efficient Minute [black & white advertisement; tear sheet]

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Advertiser:
American Telephone and Telegraph Company
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 8.8" x 6.1"
Type:
Tear sheets
Advertisements
Date:
1910
1910-1920
Summary:
Contains an illustration of a candlestick model telephone in front of faded modes of transportation; automobile, streetcar, train, ship and bi-plane.
Cite as:
N. W. Ayer Advertising Agency Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Telephone
Communication
Advertising
Local number:
AC0059-0000270 (AC Scan)
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N. W. Ayer Advertising Agency Records
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Reach out. Reach out and touch someone [color advertisement with reproduction photograph]

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Advertiser:
American Telephone and Telegraph Company
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 11" x 8.5"
Culture:
African Americans 1970-1980
Type:
Tear sheets
Photographs
Advertisements
Date:
1970
1980
Ca. 1970-1980
1970-1980
Notes:
In Series 4.
Summary:
Color advertisement (reproduction of photographs) for Bell System of African American boy on telephone saying "Tooth fairy's been here three times!" Photographer unidentified.
Cite as:
N. W. Ayer Advertising Agency Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Children in advertising
Tooth Fairy (Legendary character)
Advertising--Telephone companies
Local number:
AC0059-0000236 (AC Scan)
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N. W. Ayer Advertising Agency Records
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Our Triple Responsibility, [black & white advertisement; tear sheet]

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Advertiser:
American Telephone and Telegraph Company
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 8.5" x 5.9"
Type:
Tear sheets
Advertisements
Date:
1920
1910-1920
Summary:
Illustration of woman with paper, man on telephone, and man with cable above a town. Inset of woman operator. Text lists responsiblities of service to the public, justice to the employees, and security to stockholders.
Cite as:
N. W. Ayer Advertising Agency Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Telephone
Communication
Advertising
Local number:
AC0059-0000082 (AC Scan)
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N. W. Ayer Advertising Agency Records
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Reach out and touch someone [color advertisement; tear sheet]

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Advertiser:
American Telephone and Telegraph Company
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 11.2" x 8.7"
Type:
Tear sheets
Advertisements
Date:
1970
1980
Circa 1980
1970-1980
Summary:
Woman doing a yoga headstand and talking on the telephone to another woman (inset) in the same pose.
Cite as:
N. W. Ayer Advertising Agency Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Yoga
Telephone
Communication
Advertising
Women in advertising
Local number:
AC0059-0000237 (AC Scan)
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N. W. Ayer Advertising Agency Records
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

The Measure of Progress, [black & white advertisement; tear sheet]

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Advertiser:
American Telephone and Telegraph Company
Subject:
Oberhardt, William 1882-1958
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 9.1" x 7.0"
Type:
Tear sheets
Advertisements
Date:
1920
1920-1930
Summary:
William Oberhardt illustration of man holding a candlestick style telephone with bi-plane, ship, truck, locomotive, and street car in the fore and back ground.
Cite as:
N. W. Ayer Advertising Agency Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Telephone
Communication
Advertising
Local number:
AC0059-0000100 (AC Scan)
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N. W. Ayer Advertising Agency Records
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Bancroft Gherardi, Jr. (1873-1941)

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Subject:
Gherardi, Bancroft 1873-1941
Gherardi, Walter Rockwell 1875-1939
American Telephone and Telegraph Company
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1932
Summary:
Bancroft Gherardi, Jr. (1873-1941), vice president, American Telephone and Telegraph Company. He was the brother of Walter Rockwell Gherardi (see SIA2008-1898 and SIA2008-1899).
Cite as:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image #SIA2008-1900
Topic:
Telephone systems
Telephone
Electrical engineering
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-1900]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

John Joseph Carty (1861-1932)

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Creator:
"Tenschert & Flack (Washington, D.C.)"
Subject:
Carty, John J (John Joseph) 1861-1932
American Telephone and Telegraph Company
United States Army Reserve Officers¡ Training Corps
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Summary:
John Joseph Carty (1861-1932), an engineer at AT&T, was made a Brigadier General in the ROTC in 1921 in recognition for his service during World War I. Carty, in military uniform, is at right in a group of unidentified men, standing at a radio microphone; the area around him has been airbrushed, and only his face was used in an illustration for Science News Letter article in 1930.
Cite as:
Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Topic:
Engineering
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0399]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Lloyd Espenschied Papers, 1907-1969

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Author:
Espenschied, Lloyd (electrical engineer) 1889-?
Collector:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI
Subject:
Telefunken Wireless Telegraph Company
American Telephone and Telegraph Company
Bell Telephone Laboratories
Physical description:
11.3 cu. ft.: document boxes, 50 volumes
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1907
1907-1969
Notes:
Espenschied was born in St. Louis and graduated from Pratt Institute in electrical engineering, 1909; on staff of the Telefunken Wireless Telegraph Company, 1909-10; worked for American Telephone and Telegraph Company in various capacities, 1910-34; directed high-frequency transmission development for Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1934-37. Chief interests seem to have been wide-band and carrier waves and wide band systems for communications.
Summary:
Miscellaneous information on the history of telephonic and wireless communication; considerable personal correspondence about men and events in the field, especially disputed claims of inventions, development, and the like.
Cite as:
Lloyd Espenschied Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Electrical engineering
Telecommunication
Communication
Telegraph, Wireless
Radio
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Fundamental principles of switching circuits and systems : Communications engineering course / American Telephone and Telegraph Company

Author:
American Telephone and Telegraph Company
Physical description:
ix, 423 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1961
1969
[1961?]
Notes:
Includes index.
Extracted from a text entitled : "Fundamental principles of electronic switching circuits and systems."
Topic:
Automatic control
Switching theory
Call number:
TA165 .A51
TA165.A51
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Straightforward trunking / American Telephone and Telegraph Company, Department of Development and Research ; approved, F.B. Jewett, Vice President

Author:
American Telephone and Telegraph Company Department of Development and Research
Physical description:
x, 406 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1927
Notes:
"February 16, 1927."
Includes index.
Topic:
Telephone switchboards
Telephone systems
Call number:
TK6392 .S89 1927
TK6392.S89 1927
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Kleinschmidt Teletype Records, 1915-1930

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Creator:
Kleinschmidt, Edward E. 1876-1977
Goodspeed, Charles B
Morton, Sterling 1885-1961
American Telephone and Telegraph Company
Morkrum-Kleinschmidt Corporation
Teletype Corporation
Donor:
Pigott, Janet
Creator:
Kleinschmidt Electric Company
Subject:
Krum, Howard
Physical description:
0.6 cu. ft. : 2 boxes
Type:
Correspondence
Collection descriptions
Date:
1915
1915-1930
20th century
1900-1950
Notes:
A German immigrant, Kleinschmidt showed an early interest in commmunications technology. While still very young, he started the Kleinschmidt Electric Company. In 1924, Kleinschmidt merged his company with the Morkrum Company to form the Morkrum-Kleinschmidt Company. The company developed new teletype technology, which replaced Morse code transmission and reception with typewriters and printers, for which Kleinschmidt, Howard Krum, and Sterling Morton jointly obtained a patent In December 1928. The company name was changed to Teletype Corporation, and in 1930 Teletype Corporation was sold to the American Telephone and Telegraph Company.
Summary:
The collection consists of correspondence kept by Charles B. Goodspeed, a major stockholder in KIeinschmidt Electric Company. It relates to internal workings of the company and the telegraphic typewriter it developed, as well as the merger with Morkrum and the purchase of the company by AT&T. Many of the letters are from Sterling Morton, president of the Teletype Corporation.
Cite as:
Kleinschmidt Teletype Records, 1915-1930, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Communication
Inventions
Inventors
Telecommunication
Telegraph--History
Telegraph, Wireless
Local number:
2011.3120 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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