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Accession Number: 1984.187.31785.1
Title: AT&T Dial Telephone Management Desk, 1928
Overall Size: 8 x 10 in.
Date Created: 1928-05-21
Photographer: Rosenfeld and Sons

Description: 8x10 gelatin silver print from 8x10 safety negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons on May 31, 1928. Image of AT&T dial telephone management desk. Visible in image: long wood panelled, carved help desk with seats for three, tile floor, marble base to help desk, ceiling with dentiled design on cornice, large columns, drop overhead lights, signs on desk read: "See How We Handle / Your Calls?", "Why Not Have Two Telephones at Home? / The second or extension / TELEPHONE costs only / a few cents a day / Ask Here for Information", and sign on wall reads: "Instruction / in the use of / Dial Telephones / given upon request". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection. Embossed in lower right corner: “MORRIS ROSENFELD / N.Y.” and handwritten: "31785 BOX 1804 (AT+T CO) 5/31/28".

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