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Telephone operators

Description: Toll office set up at 400 Congress Avenue due to fire which destroyed the toll bank in the telephone building at 410 Congress. Pictured L-R: Miss Anna Koch (Mrs. R. M. Ewalt), Beulah Morrow (Mrs. Beulah Davis), Clarence Oliver (Traffic Supt. for Texas ), Mrs. A. C. Newton (Toll chief operator), S. U. Barron, Marguertie Doris (Mrs. Marguerite Ravenelli), Lillie McGee, Laura Foster (Mrs. Laura Raley), Ollie Joyce (Mrs. Ollie Peterson).
Date: July 1916
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[People Standing Around a Woman Speaking on a Telephone]

Description: Photograph of four people standing around a woman speaking into a telephone. The first is a woman wearing an overcoat and a pearl necklace. The second is a middle aged man. The third is a man wearing an eyepatch over his left eye. The fourth is a smiling man who is holding some papers. The the left, two men can be seen sitting near a twin door with blinds.
Date: unknown
Creator: Dietel, Norman
Partner: LBJ Museum of San Marcos

Richardson Telephone Company Exchange, Richardson, Texas

Description: Oliver Harben standing; Mayfair? Griffin, operator, sitting in front of telephone switchboard equipment; Mattie Lucas Lawler Blewett Parks sitting against wall. Tall cabinet in foreground. Written on back: Written on back: Oliver Harben [standing], Mayfair? Griffin [sitting, wearing headphones], Mattie Lucas Lawler Blewett Parks [sitting]
Date: 1900~
Partner: Richardson Public Library

[Hello Central, Give Me Papa]

Description: Color postcard with an image of a child standing on a chair to talk on the telephone. Above the image is the text, "Hello Central, Give Me Papa" and handwritten is "Hello Daddy." The postcard is addressed to Mrs. Rosa L. Dill, Paris, Tex.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

[Hello, Mama!]

Description: Color postcard with an image of a young girl on the telephone while standing on a chair close to a desk. Below the image is the text, 'Hello, Mama!" Handwritten is, "Why don't you say 'Hello Aunt Rosa,' cause she's the one who wants to hear and see you."
Date: 1906~
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

Southwestern Bell Building

Description: Exterior view of a brick Southwestern Bell building as seen from across the street. The building sits on a corner lot and cars are parked along the street next to the building.
Date: August 23, 1951
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Exterior Building

Description: Copy photograph of the exterior of the building of a telephone company. The building is a two-storey brick structure. Smaller buildings can be seen in the background.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library