“Lunch atop a Skyscraper” by Charles C. Ebbets #photography #vintage
My "Nana" was a "PBX" Operator connecting calls to phone lines to complete the calls. It made her deaf in one ear & swapped jobs there and started dipping candies at "Sailors Chocolate's" in Alameda. My Brother and Sisters and myself visited her at work & watch her dip & wrap chocolates. We always sampled a few ( a bunch) & take some home. Like "I Love Lucy" working on the line & chocolate's were falling off the end so she was stuffing her mouth and clothes full so she wouldn't get fired.
analog audio tape cassette nostalgia - tapedeck.org
Telephone operators, 1952
Flora Sandes (22 January 1876 – 24 November 1956) was the only British woman officially to serve as a soldier in World War I. Initially a St. John Ambulance volunteer, she travelled to Serbia, where, in the confusion of war, she was formally enrolled in the Serbian army. She was subsequently promoted to the rank of Sergeant major, and, after the war, to Captain."
1957 Phone booth. It seemed like dime calls would last forever.