Telephone and New York Directory, circa 1914

glass negative

Rosenfeld and Sons
circa 1914
10x8 in.

8x10 glass plate negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons circa 1914. Image of Telephone and New York Directory. Visible in image: standing telephone on table with lace doily, connected to wall box reading: "TREMONT 1802 / TO CALL, remove receiver from hook / DO NOT HANG UP RECEIVER until / entirely through using line. / TO RECALL OPERATOR, move receiver / hook slowly up and down a few / times / DO NOT LEAVE REVEIVER OFF HOOK / when line is not in use / IF DIFFICULTY IS EXPEREIENCED with / instrument or service, notify Central / Office Manager, using another tele- / phone if necessay / Western Electric / COMPANY / PATENTED SEE DATE INSIDE", phone directory attached with string and reads: "Advertisers' / General Notices (How to Use the Telephone, etc) Page 20 / Classified Index.. Page 3 / Useful Information.. Page 10 / NEW YORK CITY / TELEPHONE DIRECTORY / Section 1- Boroughs of Manhatten and The Bronx / Section 2- Boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens / Section 3- Borough of Richmond (Staten Island). / May 7, 1914 / AMERICAN TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. / AND ASSOCIATED COMPANIES / NEW YORK / TELEPHONE COMPANY". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection. Handwritten on original negative sleeve: "2462 / 196-7 / Telephone Co / Picture of Telephone / Box 196."


Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection

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