Mr. Hodges on telephone, Beekman exchange, 1917
glass negativePHOTOGRAPHS - GLASS NEGATIVES
Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, NY, New York
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 man identified as Mr. Hodges, speaking on the telephone in the break room at the Beekman telephone exchange, New York City, October 9, 1917. Man seen posed, seated at a wicker desk, dressed in a dark suit and tie, tall clock seen against wall in background. Handwritten on original negative sleeve: "6190 / 10/9/17 / 500--9 / P / Man (Mr. Hodges) using telephone at / Beekman Rest Room / Tel. Co. / Box 500".
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection