Alexander Graham Bell ~ 1847-1922

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Canada 274

     In 1947 Canada commemorated the centenary of the birth of Alexander Graham Bell with a stamp focused on his invention of the telephone. The design shows a winged female figure standing on a globe showing a map of North America. Bell was born in Scotland, and emigrated to Canada. He invented the telephone during a visit to his parentsí home in Tutela Heights, Canada in 1874. The first successful demonstration of the telephone was over a telegraph wire between Brantford and Paris, Ontario.

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