Portrait of John J. Carty
glass negative; copy negativePHOTOGRAPHS - GLASS NEGATIVES
Rosenfeld and Sons
overall: 10 x 8 in.; 25.4 x 20.32 cm
8 x 10 glass plate copy negative taken by Rosenfeld and Sons. Image taken as part of long term commissioned work and documentation for the American Telephone & Telegraph Company, ranging from 1910 through the 1940s. Portrait of John Joseph Carty. Born in 1861, Mr. Carty worked for Bell Telephone in Boston in 1879 and was in charge of the cable and switchboard departments at Western Electric from 1887 to 1889. He joined American Telephone and Telegraph Co. in 1907, becoming vice-president in 1919, and retiring in 1930. He contributed to the development of telephone wires and technology. He died in 1932. Handwritten on original negative sleeve: "2775 / Copy of J. J. Carty / 222--8 / Box 222".
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection