A Telephone Museum. One Block from My Office. In Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Miss Doodle and I Take a 30 Minute-Lunch Break Tour.
Step Out of the Blinding Sun and Into History.
I had forgotten my own connection to the Telephone Company.
I was a New York Telephone Operator at 16…Part Time After School…Do you remember Telephone Operators?
For emergencies you’d dial “0” and sometimes you would get Me(!) A 16-Year Old Kid…Yikes.
Here’s an Old Switchboard. All the exhibits had these funny mannequins. Hilarious.
Miss Doodle 2 (who can’t wait to get an IPhone) tries out a rotary dial and hand set.
All the Funky 1980s Styles.
For Summer Breaks during College, I worked a Department Store Switchboard at Abraham & Straus in New York.
I Hated the Job, but Loved the 20% Store Discount. I was the best-dressed college student ever.
Going Back in Telephone Time.
All the Way Back.
To the Beginning.
A Telephone Lineman at Work.
1950s Women in the Office and Telephone Etiquette.
How Do I Transfer a Call?
Some Tools of the Trade. Low Tech.
It’s Going to Be a Long Day.
Farther and Farther Back in Time.
Telephones on the Western Plains.
The Telephone in War.
Do You Know All the Pertinent Information to Give in a 911 Emergency Call?
I thought She Knew This. She didn’t.
On to the 1970s.
And a Glimpse of Me…if My Career had been as a Telephone Operator. 🙂
WOw…a very cool 30-Minute Tour on a rather ordinary work day.
Thankful to have found a bit of Magic.