Telephone switchboard. My Gramma worked on a switchboard. When we made a phone call we would dial 'O' and give the operator the number we wanted to be connected to. Telephone numbers were 4 digits with a prefix. Ours was Glenburn 4579
Telephone switchboard. I LOVED playing with this at Grandma's. it was so much fun pretending the be a telephone operator.
Telephone switchboard. I for NW Bell out of high school on a switchboard. Was a long distance operator. When a person wanted to call long distance they would dial 'O' and give the operator the number we wanted to be connected to.
Telephone switchboard. Iused to work at Southwestern Bell in Cleveland, Tx Bell Telephone in Cleveland, Tx My dad's office had a telephone switchboard in the lobby.
Telephone switchboard ~ **There was one similar to this at the Convalescent Hospital my Mom worked at when I was growing up. My Mom worked in both the Medical Records & Payroll offices, but when I would go to see her, I would get to answer calls on a board like this. It was great fun!!**
Telephone switchboard. ( operated a pbx-what the phone company called it, from 1964-1970, but it was twice the size of this one.)
Telephone switchboard. Southwestern Bell in Cleveland, Tx Bell Telephone in Cleveland, Tx
Telephone switchboard. I worked at the phone company and we used these. What a fun job
Telephone switchboard. My Mpm and Aunt used to work at the Phone Co.
Do you remember the days before mobile phones and going through telephone operators ? Image Credit: Seattle Municipal Archives, Seattle, Washington
Switchboard operators-1950s. Back then our number began with the prefix "Turner" then had 5 didgets.
Billede: Seattle Municipal Archives, Seattle, Washington. Indtil 60'erne, satte omstillingsdamer en telefonsamtale i forbindelse med en anden telefon ved at indsætte et telefonstik i det relevante stik. George Willard Croy blev verdens første teleoperatør, da han begyndte at arbejde for Boston Telefon Dispatch Company i januar 1878, mens Emma Mills Nutt blev den første kvindelige omstillingsdame, da hun begyndte at arbejde for det samme selskab 1. september 1878.
Switchboard operators-1952. This is exactly what my Gramma was doing in 1952
U.S. Switchboard operators at work, 1952. I worked one of these in 1960's.
Switchboard operators-1952my mama did this when I was very young...
20 Vintage Photos of Women Telephone Operators at Work
In the early days of telephony, through roughly the 1960s, companies used manual telephone switchboards and switchboard operators connected calls by inserting a pair of phone plugs into the appropriate jacks. Each pair of plugs was part of a cord circuit with a switch associated that let the operator participate in the call. Before the advent of automatic exchanges, an operator's assistance was required for anything other than calling telephones across a shared party line. Callers spoke to an operator at a Central Office who then connected a cord to the proper circuit in order to complete the call. Being in complete control of the call, the operator was in a position to listen to private conversations. Automatic, or Dial systems were developed in the 1920s to reduce labor costs as usage increased, and to ensure privacy to the customer. As phone systems became more sophisticated, less direct intervention by the telephone operator was necessary to complete calls. Telephone switchboard 1880s. Women operators working at the Bell Telephone Company exchange in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1897. Pacific Telephone & Telegraph operators, ca. 1900. A Telephone Exchange operator in Richardson, Texas, ca. 1900. Telephone switchboard operators, Salt Lake City, ca.1914. During this period, only young women (not men) were hired for this type of work at a Salt Lake City, Utah company. An old telephone exchange office from about 1915. Local telephone operator in Cantral, Illinois, 1917. Springfield, IL phone company switchboard operators, 1917. Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. switchboards, Washington, D.C., ca. 1919. Southwestern Bell switchboard, ca. 1930s. Switchboard operators in British-Mandate Palestine, ca. 1930s. Young woman working as a telephone operator, ca. 1930s. When Miss Harriot Daley was appointed telephone operator at the United States Capitol in 1898 there were only 51 stations on the switchboard. Today Miss Daley is Chief Operator, 1937. Switchboard operators in 1939. Information operators, ca. 1940s. A large Bell System international switchboard in 1943. Telephone operators, Seattle, Washington, U.S., 1952. Women working at the U.S. Capitol switchboard, 1959. Pacific Telephone & Telegraph operators, ca. 1964-66. Pacific Telephone & Telegraph operators, ca. 1964-66.
Telephone operators in Seattle, Washington, 1952. Source: Seattle Municipal Archives
A typical telephone-exchange switchboard, ca. 1943. "War calls come first."
A typical telephone-exchange switchboard, ca. 1943. "War calls come first." So many women supported families being telephone switchboard operators. My aunt Nell worked one of these :)
American poster: Bell Telephone System, circa 1943: War calls come first. My mom was a telephone operator.
A telephone switchboard in 1943: "War calls come first." ~ My first job out of high school, 1969, was as a telephone operator on a cord board like this one. It didn't take long before they switched to computer operated phones. I was one of the last operators in Anoka, MN, to operate the switchboard.
Praises to the telephone operators in their heyday!! American poster: Bell Telephone System, circa 1943: War calls come first.
A telephone switchboard in 1943: "War calls come first." ~ In memory of my Mother and Grandmother, both switchboard operators pre-dial phones.
mom was a telephone operator, with these types of boards.....A typical telephone-exchange switchboard, ca. 1943. "War calls come first."
A California Telephone Switchboard, 1943.. My Mother was an operator.
War calls come first. #vintage #1940s #WW2 #switchboard_operators
Collection / Archive Photo collection Van de Poll Reportage / Series Family photos Description Nell Langlais returns a pancake while Hans (right) and Renée watch Annotation Daughters Nell Langlais second wife of Willem van de Poll Date 1933
Vintage photo of a mother in the kitchen teaching her young teen daughters to cook.
Pannenkoeken bakken | Making pancakes | Photo Willem van de Poll, 1933
Making pancakes vintage mom and girls
Making Pancakes by Willem van de Poll
Making pancakes with my sisters!
Me the girls making pancakes!
Chriselda, Mother, and sister.
Nationaal Archief Beschrijving: Pannenkoeken bakken. Datum: ongedateerd Vervaardiger: Poll, Willem van de Bestanddeelnummer: 189-1062 URL: beeldbank.nationaalarchief.nl/na:col1:dat427274 Voor meer informatie over het Nationaal Archief: www.nationaalarchief.nl Voor meer foto's uit deze en andere collecties, bezoek onze Beeldbank:, www.beeldbank.nationaalarchief.nl U kunt ons helpen onze kennis van de fotocollecties te verrijken door tags en commentaren toe te voegen. Herkent u mensen of locaties of heeft u een bijzonder verhaal te vertellen bij één van de foto's, laat dan een reactie achter (als u ingelogd bent bij Flickr) of stuur een mailtje naar: email@example.com
(1/2) This vintage advertisement for Electrolux Cleaner shows the ideology of a housewife who was someone who cleaned the house, made food, and took care of the children. Her outfit with the white apron over her nice clothes and a nice, tidy living room might be insinuating that is is middle to upper class- someone who could afford this vacuum. The young girl in the advertisement suggest to me that her mother is teaching her the ways of being a women in this era of time.
1970's glass chopper -- had a plastic pad in the bottom to protect glass from blade (most of the time) but mine broke!
1970's vintage yellow glass food chopper. I had one in avocado green. It was simple and easy to use... especially for chopping onions with no tears!
1970's yellow glass chopper. I have my Mom's like this except the top is orange. Best gadget for chopping pecans
1970's yellow glass chopper. Ours was avocado green, and the top of the plunger broke off after many years of use. We used it anyways by putting a potholder on top to cushion our palms...hahahaha!! Wish they still made these - great for chopping walnuts!
1970's yellow glass chopper. I have my Mom's like this except the top is orange. Best gadget for chopping ..pecans.......wait......I still use this. T.Bell
1970's yellow glass chopper - i still own one in avocado green!! Bought at a tag sale in the early 80's!
1970's yellow glass chopper. Best gadget for chopping pecans
Wringer washer - this is how we washed clothes when I was a kid, helping Mom. I remember my fingers getting caught in the wringer (those rollers she is feeding clothes into) more than once! I often think that laundry is a snap these days, and when my grandkids see this, they will think these days are "old times" too!
Wringer washer. This was my washing machine when washing "nappies" for three. babies under 17 months! Yes, I had twins!
Wringer Washing Machine. Remember helping Grandma on wash day. We would talk a lot as we washed and wrung out clothes - good days!
tub washer with wringer, circa 1940s-1950s . . . "don't play with the washing machine while I'm out hanging the clothes" . . .
tub washer with wringer, circa 1940s-1950s I help my Aunt Elsie do her laundry using this type of washing machine.
tub washer with wringer, circa 1940s-1950s...my grandmother got her hand caught in one of these...ouch!
1930's laundry ~ tub & wringer washing machine ~ dryers still a ways off ..This was the only washing machine my grandmother ever had!
My grandmotherUsed One Just Like This Wringer Washing Machine When I Was A Little Girl in the 50's
1930s laundry my mom had a washing machine like this one
Hairdrying 1960s style - I remember sitting with the plastic bonnet on and you couldn't hear anything, lol! BEEN THERE, DONE THAT
They were a pain to connect, the connector tube was forever falling off and they didn't work very well. But that was all we had! >>>Hairdrying 1960s style
Hairdrying 1960s style - I remember this,mine had a blue bonnet, was either too hot or not not enough. Very she she to have in the 60's ej
Hairdrying 1960s style. Yep, had this, too! HAHAAHAH my daughter has to see this!!!!
Lady Sunbeam Bonnet Hairdryer 1960's style
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My mom had one of these. Wonderful childhood memories.
Does anyone remember their mom or grandma proudly displaying one of these beauties for christmas?? We had a blue one when I was little but mom lost it when she and my dad got divorced in the 80's. It is my favorite childhood memory of Christmas and I wish I could find one!
My Granny had one of these! Does anyone remember their mom or grandma ceramic Christmas Tree? How about going to the ceramic store to take class'? Now there's a good idea for the kids today?
Got one of these babies to announce our forthcoming grandbaby. Our son would always describe these ceramic trees as "Grandma Christmas Trees", because only grandmothers had them! Cute!
Does anyone remember their mom or grandma proudly displaying one of these beauties for Christmas?? Was my favorite Christmas decoration!!! We had 3 of them that my mom did in her ceramics class!!!
Ceramic Christmas Tree from the '70's. I am letting my sister borrow mine that was my grandmother's. My mom donated hers to a thrift store and then found out we wanted it!.
Does anyone remember their mom or grandma proudly displaying one of these beauties for christmas?? I remember everyone making these in Ceramics class in the 80's
Does anyone remember their mom or grandma proudly displaying one of these beauties for christmas?? Yes!!! My grandmother had one!!
Does anyone remember their mom or grandma proudly displaying one of these ceramic Christmas trees? I made one for my mom
Does anyone remember their mom or grandma proudly displaying one of these beauties for Christmas?? I MADE a couple for my mom and aunt at ceramics class
We had this for our orange juice....and by juice I mean Tang
Bought this at a yard sale but missing lid, still luv it!
Mom had this filled with orange juice.
Had one for fresh orange juice!
Reserved - Please Do Not Buy Reserved - Please Do Not Buy Reserved - Please Do Not Buy Vintage Vitamin C Pitcher Wonderful Pyrex orange juice pitcher. Will look fabulous at any retro-breakfast! 60's classic. Tapered glass with printed orange & lemon slices. Pale plastic cap. Holds 1 1/2 quarts. Excellent condition. 10" tall and 5 1/4" wide at base.
I sooo remember this hanging on the clothes line, holding the clothes pins.
Clothes pins bag. My mom had one of these hanging in our laundry room when I was a kid.....long gone now.
Clothes pins bag hung on the clothesline - My mother had a smiliar one, when I was very little. We didn't have a dryer and dried everything on a clothes line.
Clothes pins bag - my mom had one and she always let me put my dollies in the bag and hang them on the clothesline so they could soak up some sun.
Clothes pin bag. My mom had one of these hanging from the clothesline, filled with old wooden pins.
Clothes pin bag that hangs on the clothesline. I still have my mom's and it's identical to this!
Clothes pin bag that hangs on the clothesline. Holy Crap I think my mom had this exact one!
Clothespin bag - My mom had this EXACT same clothespin holder!
Clothespin bag - mom had one hanging on her clothes line
This is a vintage clothespin bag that my grandfather used forever to hold his laundry pins. It was a guy thing really. He would do the laundry in the basement while listening to ball games or hockey games on the radio. My grandparents never used a dryer - he would hang the clothes and let them air dry. This is a fantastic piece from the past. The pictures are a true depiction of the clothes pin pouch. Ultimately, I think he enjoyed the silence away from my grandmother.