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The Genius of the Reticent Inventor – Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell made the first long-distance telephone call in 1892, reaching Chicago from New York photo: Stefano Bianchetti

by Maxine Carter-Lome, publisher   “The Boston Advertiser prints an interesting account of an experiment in carrying out a conversation by word of mouth over a telegraph wire, made by Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Watson. … In a distance of two miles, with Mr. Bell in Boston and Mr. Watson in Cambridge, conversation was […]

Mercury Glass: Encasing the Brilliance of Silver

Collection of seven antique mercury glass vessels selling for $750 at charish.com

Mercury glass is not all it is wrapped up to be as there is no actual mercury used in the encased silvered part of the glass, except during its first few years. While rumors abound regarding the danger of being poisoned when using tableware made with “mercury glass,” it is a myth that comes from […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Norman Rockwell painting, $22.565 million, Christie's

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Norman Rockwell painting, $22.565 million, Christie's

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Norman Rockwell painting, $22.565 million, Christie’s Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An oil on canvas painting by the iconic American artist Norman Rockwell, titled The Rookie (Red Sox Locker Room), painted in 1957, sold for $22.565 million at an American Art Auction held May 22 by Christie’s […]

Ken's Korner: Boston Red Sox, Doug Mientkiewicz disagree over World Series ball

Ken’s Korner: Boston Red Sox, Doug Mientkiewicz disagree over World Series ball – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2006 The Boston Red Sox broke one of baseball’s longest droughts in 2004, finally winning the World Series for the first time since 1917. The last out of the final game was recorded when […]