This Day In Guelph History: April 22, 1886

To commemorate Canada’s sesquicentennial and Guelph’s 190th anniversary, Guelph Museums and the University of Guelph have teamed up to present This Day in Guelph, Ontario, Canada History – Old news gets a modern twist as we revisit news stories from the past 150 years.


April 22, 1886

The Guelph Daily Mercury and Advertiser reported that “Telephones are rapidly being introduced into private homes, where they prove a great convenience. Ladies order their groceries, consult their medical advisers, call their husbands home from the club and gossip with their friends by telephone.”

Photo: Guelph Telephone Staff 1895 | Details: 1992.2.2

 

Posted by Sarah Ball on April 22, 2017

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