Scarce AT&T Advertising Piece
"Lines and Metallic Circuit Connections American Telephone and Telegraph Company ",
Subject: Eastern United States
Period: 1898 (dated)
Color: Black & White
28.9 x 22.8 inches
73.4 x 57.9 cm
This uncommon map displays the early circuit lines of the newly formed AT&T Company (founded in 1885), with telephone lines completed and projected as far west as Texas and the Dakotas with an inset map of Maine with same information. The verso contains a detailed list of "Stations connecting by metallic circuit lines with the long distance system.” 8vo, self-folding, including a color illustration of “Long Distance Cabinet Sound Proof Booth…[at the] Sign of the Blue Bell." Another panel claims "the mail is quick, telegraph is quicker: but Long Distance Telephone is Instantaneous and you don't have to wait for an answer."
Issued folding with light toning, a few small stains, and several small splits at fold intersections that have been repaired on verso with archival tape.