Wanamaker's Department Store switchboard, New York Telephone Company, ca. 1912

glass negative

PHOTOGRAPHS - GLASS NEGATIVES
Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, NY, New York
Circa 1912
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 Wanamaker's Department Store. View of six female telephone operators sitting at a switchboard. One woman standing behind them in a supervisory position. Handwritten neg. sleeve info.: "131 / Box 11-7 / Tel. Co. / Switchboard Wanamakers / Box 11". Typed information from a Rosenfeld 3x5 index card: "N.Y. Tel. Co.): Wanamaker's switchboard / Neg. No. 131 / Box. 11 / Place 7". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.


1984.187.131

Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection


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