Resident telephone and telegraph operator at Rothman's Pharmacy, circa 1912
glass negativePHOTOGRAPHS - GLASS NEGATIVES
New York: New York City
8x10 glass plate negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons circa 1912. Image of resident telephone and telegraph operator at Rothman's Pharmacy. Visible in image: female telephone and telegraph operator sitting behind counter, rows of medicines and supplies on walls, row of telephone booths "1" to "5" in store with Bell Telephone symbols on glass doors, over her desk is a bell: "LOCAL / AND / LONG / DISTANCE / TELEPHONE" and sign for: "WESTERN UNION / TELEGRAPH / AND / CABLE OFFICE", sign on back wall reads: F.W. ...MAKER / LABORAT....SCRIPTION / DEP...MENT", obscured by hanging lamps, possibly not Rothman's, but Schoonmaker's Pharmacy. Handwritten on original negative sleeve: "Rothman's Pharmacy. Tel. Co."
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection