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Title: Retouched photo of switchboard operators, 1927

Accession Number: 1984.187.28886
Type: safety negative
Maker: Rosenfeld and Sons
Place: USA, NY, New York
Date: 1927-06-10
Description: 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. Typed on original negative sleeve: "28886 / 1684-4 / 6/10/27 / A T & T Co-195 Bdway, City, / Miss F J Weber, Room 536 Copy of retouched photo at studio".

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