DAVID & ELLEN BELL (1847)

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The year is 1847. Posing for an early daguerreotype portrait are David Charles Bell, and wife, Ellen Adine Highland Bell. Now if their faces are unfamiliar to you – perhaps their name will “ring a bell” . . . . . Be that as it may, David and Ellen are the aunt and uncle of Alexander Graham Bell, who invented the “Ameche” (aka the Telephone). David, a professor, was an assistant to one of his nephew’s early voice transmission tests. In which David recited lines from “Hamlet” over the phone to Alexander, stationed at a nearby store. Not sure if David made the call collect, but that’s the story behind this wonderful 1840s photograph.

At American Photo Colorizing, our goal is to shred the black & white veil that separates us from the exciting, vibrant lives of those who came before us. It’s time to “Go Color” with your vintage and antique family photos. Your ancestors are counting on you!

1847 - David & Ellen Bell (O2)

1847 - David & Ellen Bell

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