Telephone coin operated machine money collection, 1912

glass negative

Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, NY, New York
emulsion on glass
8x10 in.

8x10 glass negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons on January 3, 1912, New York City, New York. Image of $745.80 in coin collected by Mr. Down's of the New York Telephone Company. Visible in image: man standing next to a table with a wall telephone, coin box and pile of coins on the table, above which is a sign that reads: "$745.80 collected / by Mr. Downs on / Jan. 3, 1912. Relieved / of coin twice during / day by auto. Time 8 H'RS. / No. of Nickels: 14,916 / Weight 155 LBS". Handwritten on original negative sleeve: "134 / Box 11-10 / Box 11 / Mr. Downs / Collecting $745.80 / Tel. Co.". Typed information from a Rosenfeld 3x5 index card: "N.Y. Tel. Co.): Mr. Downs collection $745.80 (1912) / Neg. No. 134 / Box 11 / Place 10". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.


Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection

Related Subjects

Coins, American