Telephone and New York Directory, circa 1914
glass negativePHOTOGRAPHS - GLASS NEGATIVES
Rosenfeld and Sons
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