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An old play telephone was among the school house games.  We were surprised to learn that the dial phone first appeared in 1919 and continued to be available until the late 1970s.  We remember having to crank up “Central” and vocally request connection to a two or three digit number.  John’s home number was 121 and Lois’  was 91.  We’re still using dumb phones.  Whatever happened to two tin cans between a stretched string?

4 responses

  1. thellino

    so beautiful a still life!

    October 13, 2013 at 8:47 am

  2. I love the composition and processing on this one. Great color too!

    October 13, 2013 at 10:04 am

  3. That was Ma Bell’s when she was a toddler!

    October 15, 2013 at 6:48 pm

  4. We still had 6-party lines out here in rural SD when I was first married 38 years ago!…and dial-phones. Seems so quaint now! Cleaned up one of my daughter’s pull-toy telephones (a dial one) for her daughter to play with…she’s only seen smartphones!

    October 19, 2013 at 9:31 pm

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