Ridgewood Telephone Exchange operators, New Jersey, ca. 1912

glass negative

Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, NJ, Ridgewood
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 the Ridgewood Exchange. View of seven female telephone operators sitting at two separate switchboards. One very large switchboard is in the background with five women and the other is in the foreground with two women seated at it. Handwritten neg. sleeve info.: "133 / Box 11-9 / Tel. Co. / N.J. / Ridgewood Ex. / Box 11". Typed information from a Rosenfeld 3x5 index card: "N.Y. Tel. Co.): Ridgewood Exchange / Neg. No. 133 / Box. 11 / Place 9". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.


Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection

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Telephone switchboards
Telephone operators
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