Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), inventor of the telephone. Bell would have been known to history simply as Alexander Bell, but he was highly jealous of his brothers’ middle names and asked for and received one for his 11th birthday. His interest in acoustics developed during his childhood through his experiences with his deaf mother, influencing his later work with the deaf and experimentation with sound.
Celtic Ring, 4th century B.C. These rings evoke the splendor of the Celts and their love of personal adornment. The upper ring is one of the most lavish surviving examples. The rams’ heads are similar to those on the great gold neck ring from Frasnes-lez Buissenal also exhibited in this case.