Western Union telegraph secretary, circa 1912-1913
glass negativePHOTOGRAPHS - GLASS NEGATIVES
Rosenfeld and Sons
8x10 glass plate negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons circa 1912 to 1913. Image of Western Union telegraph secretary. Visible in image: female in satin high necked blouse and cotton skirt with her back to camera, wearing a headset, speaking into standing phone, sitting at desk, posters of United States map and wiring diagram, and fuzzy advertisement on walls, woman reading telegram, desk has telegraph keys for sending messages. CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection. Handwritten on original negative sleeve: "444 / Box 35-9" and stamped: "PLATE NO. 12".
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection