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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Telecommunication ➔ Telephone

The Princess Phone was the Bell System's first and possibly most successful foray into consumer marketing. Targeted at women and girls, it enabled Bell to sell additional phones for bedrooms. The Princess even had a little built-in nightlight. The phone's small size and lighted dial were designed to make it attractive as a bedside extension.
circa 1959
Current Location Status:
On Loan;On Exhibit
Courtesy Of B. D. Slack
Science Tuesday: Telecommunication (April 2017)
Science Tuesdays is an ongoing educational experience, offering science programming based on changing themes each month. Science Tuesdays take place throughout the day on Tuesdays at the Museum and include a variety of activities and interactive displays.

TOYS! (2018 – 2019)
The Grand Rapids Public Museum will present an interactive, multi-generational exhibition of toys and games sure to rekindle childhood memories and spark the creation of new ones.  This GRPM original exhibit will feature toys and games from the museum’s collections in meticulously crafted displays representing childhood in different eras.
Slack, B. D.