Young man using pay telephone, 1916
glass negativePHOTOGRAPHS - GLASS NEGATIVES
Rosenfeld and Sons
overall: 10 x 8 in.; 25.4 x 20.32 cm
8 x 10 glass plate 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. View of a man posed in a telephone booth, speaking into a pay telephone, in 1916. Man is seen in hat, suit, tie, and holding a pipe in his right hand. The telephone is mounted to the wall and the board above it has been covered over with red opaque directly applied to the glass plate negative. Handwritten on original negative sleeve: "4859 / 387--5 / Sur. Gru[i?]shaw / phoning / Tel Co / Stearns". One image of a series taken by Morris Rosenfeld to advertise the use of the telephone, and to convey the many uses for a private telephone.
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection