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    Sale 2512 | Lot 8
    Estimate: $600 - $900
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      Sale 2512 Lot 8

      AMERICAN TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. Lines of the Bell Telephone Companies. United States and Canada July 1, 1909. Color-printed wall map on 4 sheets joined. 54x80 inches, backed on original linen and wooden rollers; tear at upper left with minimal loss, other small damages or stains. Boston: Heliotype Co., 1910

      Estimate $600 - 900

      Fascinating wall map showing the development of long-distance and regional phone lines connecting American cities and local towns in the first decade of the 20th century. We find the most densely connected parts to be east of the Mississippi River but sparsely wired in the west; transcontinental service has not yet been established. Rumsey 3267.