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Title: Retouched switchboard operator with book, 1928

Accession Number: 1984.187.31230
Type: safety negative
Maker: Rosenfeld and Sons
Place: USA, NY, New York
Date: 1928-03-22
Description: 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. Typed on original negative sleeve: "31230 / 1781-20 / 3/22/28 / A T & T Co- 195 Bdway, City / Miss F J Weber, Room 536 Copy of retouched photo at studio".

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