Interior, main commercial telephone office, 1917
glass negativePHOTOGRAPHS - GLASS NEGATIVES
Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, NY, Brooklyn
overall: 8 x 10 in.; 20.32 x 25.4 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. Interior view of the main Commercial Telephone office, Brooklyn, NY, March 7, 1917. View of both men and women seated at desks in a commercial office setting. All desks are equipped with personal telephones. Two women are in a cashier booth to the left, gated off from the main office. Distant window reads: "COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT / NEW YORK / TELEPHONE / COMPANY. / CONTRACTS. COLLECTIONS". Same building pictured in negative 1984.187.2938 from exterior. Identified as Brooklyn from Singer advertisement seen in that negative. Handwritten on original negative sleeve: "5570 / 3/7/17 / 451--1 / Main Commercial Office / Tel. Co. / Box 451".
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection