"Photos taken during noon hour, October 23rd, 1912, at the Loray Mills, Gastonia, N.C. They said they were working and went in to work. At night I counted over thirty children coming out when the whistle blew, and they seemed to be from ten to twelve years old. The Superintendent was much disturbed over the photos." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine
"Hello Operator? I'd like to make a call." Southwestern Bell Telephone switchboard (late 40s early 50s). In the period after World War II telephones and dial service became a priority for the nation as the telephone system became the primary way to connect people for social networking.