Accession Number: 1984.187.28877.1
Title: Sesqui Centennial award to AT&T, 1926
Overall Size: 8 x 10 in.
Date Created: 1927-06-09 (photograph); 1926-12-01 (Award)
Photographer: Rosenfeld and Sons
Description: 8x10 gelatin silver print from 8x10 safety negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons on June 9, 1927. Image of Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition award to AT&T. Visible in image: award reads: "THE SESQUI-CENTENNIAL INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION / PHILADELPHIA-PENNSYLVANIA / JUNE 1ST-DECEMBER 1ST 1926 / CELEBRATING ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE/ THE JURY OF AWARDS HAS CONFERRED A / GRAND PRIZE / UPON / AMERICAN TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH COMPANY AND ASSOCIATED COMPANIES / FOR / The epoch-making Development and the continual / Improvement of a Nation-Wide Means of Direct / Communication Unified by the Bell System." surrounded by pictures of George Washington, and colonial men, the muses of Industry, Art, Sciences, and Commerce, Lady Liberty, and citizens of 1876. CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection. Handwritten on back: "28877 BOX 1683 SESQUICENTENNIAL INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION GRAND PRIZE TO AT+T CO 6/9/27".
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