old phone

1908 Candlestick Telephone - still life oil painting

Copyright © 2011 Linda Apple
"The Old Candlestick"
oil on gallery wrapped canvas
9"x 12"

Sometimes I miss the old rotary phones. This one is even before my days! :)
Candlestick Phone - 1908
In the early days of the telephone, prior to the development of the rotary dial, telephone calls were operator-assisted. To place a call, you were required to pick up the telephone receiver and wait for the telephone operator to answer with "Number please?" You would then ask to be connected to the number you wished to call, and the operator would make the connection manually, by means of a switchboard.

Have a great day - and maybe CALL an old friend!


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