Gimbel's switchboard, New York Telephone Company, ca, 1912
glass negativePHOTOGRAPHS - GLASS NEGATIVES
Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, NY, New York
emulsion on glass
overall: 8 x 10 in.
8x10 glass negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons ca. 1912. Image was commissioned by the New York Telephone Company for the Rosenfeld's to shoot the switchboard at Gimbel's Department Store. View of seven female telephone operators seated at a switchboard. Woman in foreground is sitting at a desk. One man is watching or supervising the seven operators. Handwritten neg. sleeve info.: "130 / Box 11-6 / Tel. Co. / Gimbel's switchboard / Box 11". Stamped info.: "MORRIS ROSENFELD / PHOTOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATOR / 116 NASSAU ST., N.Y. / TEL. BEEKMAN 2850 / No.___(handwritten: "1 lantern slide")". Typed information from a Rosenfeld 3x5 index card: "N.Y. Tel. Co.): Gimbel's (switchboard) / Neg. No. 130 / Box. 11 / Place 6". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection