Transatlantic Telephone Call
Original Author: Dementi / Foster's Photographic Studio
Created: Early twentieth century
Medium: Photographic print

Transatlantic Telephone Call

John Stewart Bryan (at center), owner and publisher of the Richmond News Leader, conducts Richmond's first transatlantic telephone call, to Lady Nancy Astor in England. The group around the table listens to the conversation with headsets. Harry F. Byrd, the Democratic politician, sits next to Bryan (at center right); the person taking notes on the other side of Bryan is probably Douglas Southall Freeman, editor of the Richmond News Leader.