New York City Phone Lines, 1887

by | Posted June 6th, 2014


newyorkcity_wire_webWe herald the invention of the telephone as a significant moment in human history, but consider the infrastructure that needed to come along with this. Gizmodo featured a group of photos from the Library of Congress showing the mass of telephone wires around New York City before folks figured out that burying them was probably a better idea. Have a look!