Alexander Graham Bell Bust Presentation

ID: 17177-a or MAH-17177A

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1926

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 56, Folder: 16

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Presentation of the bust of Alexander Graham Bell by the American Telephone and Telegraph Company at the annual meeting of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution on December 9, 1926. Bell was a long-term member of the Smithsonian Board of Regents. (l-r): Walter S. Gifford (President, American Telephone and Telegraph Company); Charles G. Dawes (Vice President of the United States and Regent of the Smithsonian Institution); Mrs. Gilbert H. Grosvenor (Daughter of Dr. Bell); Chief Justice William H. Taft (Chancellor of the Smithsonian Institution); Charles D. Walcott (Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution).


  • Dawes, Charles Gates 1865-1951
  • Taft, William H. (William Howard) 1857-1930
  • Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927
  • Bell, Alexander Graham 1847-1922
  • Smithsonian Institution Building Regents' Room
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Board of Regents


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


See also Neg. #82-3348 for a similar photograph, but with more people.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 56, Folder: 16

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,



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  • Telegraph
  • Memorials
  • Grosvenor, Mrs. Gilbert H
  • Sculpture
  • Telephone
  • Secretaries
  • Gifford, Walter S


  • Photographic print
  • Group

ID Number

17177-a or MAH-17177A

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group; Medium: Photographic print

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