Switchboard Operators Taking Orders at Macy's, New York City, 1938

safety negative

PHOTOGRAPHS - SOFT NEGATIVES
Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, NY, New York
1938-04-08
8 x 10 x 0 in.

8x10 safety negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons on April 8, 1938. Image of switchboard operators taking orders at Macy’s, in New York City. Visible in image: three women taking orders by telephone, wearing switchboard operator chest-mounted mouthpieces and headphones, chalkboards in background for orders, quote on desk features Doc, one of the Seven Dwarfs, saying: “Sure cure for errors / INSPECT YOUR / OWN WORK BEFORE / PASSING IT THROUGH”. CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection. Typed on original negative sleeve: “53420 4/8/38 / 2485-12 / Bell Telephone Laboratories / 463 West St, City / Mr. P C Jones, Room 1102 / Order girl at switchboard at / Macy’s”.


1984.187.53420

Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection



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