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Accession Number: 1984.187.28886.1
Title: Retouched photo of switchboard operators, 1927
Category: PHOTOGRAPHS
Overall Size: 8 x 10 in.
Date Created: 1927-06-10
Photographer: Rosenfeld and Sons

Description: 8x10 gelatin silver print from 8x10 safety negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons on June 10, 1927. Image of retouched photograph of switchboard operators. Visible in image: two operators sit at switchboard while supervisor looks on, the original photographed has been retouched to create a painted look to image, teletype machine is in corner, a sign overhead reads: "AMERICAN SERVICE / PLEASE DO NOT INTERRUPT / THE TELEPHONISTS WHILE / CONNECTIONS ARE IN PROGRESS". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection. Handwritten on back: "28886 BOX 1684 COPY OF RETOUCHED PHOTO OF SWITCHBOARD OPERATORS (AT+T Co.) 6/10/27".

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