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Accession Number: 1984.187.31230.1
Title: Retouched switchboard operator with book, 1928
Category: PHOTOGRAPHS
Overall Size: 8 x 10 in.
Date Created: 1928-03-22
Photographer: Rosenfeld and Sons

Description: 8x10 gelatin silver print from 8x10 safety negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons on March 22, 1928. Image of retouched switchboard operator with book. Visible in image: original negative has been retouched to give a painted look to image, profile view of operators at swithboard, woman on end turns toward camera as she connects to switchboard, "ENGLANDER BEDS/ MANHATTEN and THE BRONX / NEW YORK CITY / TELEPHONE DIRECTORY / WINTER 1927-28" sits beside her on desk. CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection. Handwritten on back: "31230 BOX 1781 COPY-RETOUCHED PHOTO (AT+T Co) 3/22/28".

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