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[Grapevine Telephone Directory, 1953]

Description: Telephone directory for Grapevine, Texas in December 1953 including a page for emergency and service numbers; pages 3 through 8 contain names and phone numbers for those in the town who have subscribed to the directory. The last nine pages contain advertisements for various businesses and restaurants nearby.
Date: December 1953
Creator: The Southwestern States Telephone Company
Partner: City of Grapevine

[Grapevine Telephone Directory, 1955]

Description: Telephone directory for Grapevine, Texas for January 1955 and contains the names, and phone numbers of telephone subscribers in the town. The majority of the pages contain advertisements for local businesses and restaurants. The note on the front cover of the book says that they should not use it "Until After December 30 Since All Grapevine Telephone Numbers Will Be Changed..."
Date: January 1955
Creator: The Southwestern States Telephone Company
Partner: City of Grapevine

[Postcard of Berlin]

Description: Postcard of three scenes in Berlin, Germany. The left and right images feature a rooms which each have a glass display and a wall of switches. The center image features a man using a street telephone at the base of a light post.
Date: 1911
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Photograph of John Ben Shepperd on the Phone]

Description: Photograph of three men gathered around the left and back sides of a tall rectangular table, which has three rotary telephones on it. The men are each holding a telephone receiver in their right hands, and are using their left hands to write on notepads or dial the telephone. The closest man is wearing a dark suit with a small name-tag on his right lapel, the next closest man is wearing a dark plaid suit, and the man at the far end of the table is wearing a light-colored short sleeve dress shit with a dark plaid tie. The closest man, who is an older middle-aged man, is also holding a cigar in his right hand with one finger. In the background, there are many cords plugged into sockets on a tall piece of sound equipment in the back wall, while two other men in dark suits stand in the back left.
Date: unknown
Partner: University of Texas Permian Basin

[Photograph of Group Standing Around Man on Phone]

Description: Photograph of a crowd of people in business suits and dresses, standing around an older-middle aged man holding a rotary telephone receiver to his left ear, in a high-ceiling warehouse room. The man is wearing a medium-colored plaid suit with glasses, and has his right hand folding the base of the phone steady. He is standing on the right side of large metal filing cabinets pushed together to make a table, upon which there are three light-colored rotary phones. Another metal filing cabinet can be seen at the bottom left of the photograph, next to a long metal piece of equipment (against the back of the first set of metal filing cabinets) with a small microphone sitting on top. In the background, there are tall metal racks of equipment surrounding the crowd on the left and back sides.
Date: unknown
Partner: University of Texas Permian Basin

[Dr. Chance]

Description: Photograph of Dr. Chance, the man who delivered Joe Clark. In the image, Dr. Chance is sitting leaned back on a wooden chair next to a desk covered with papers and a window. A telephone can be seen hanging on the wall behind him a long with a cardboard box underneath the desk.
Date: unknown
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Telephone]

Description: Photograph of a telephone mounted on the wall next to a door and other various items in a general store. To the left of the telephone are various food and kitchen products. To the right of the telephone are horse bridles and leather belts.
Date: 195u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Harve and two Bernices]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: This photo was made in the early 1940s at the home of Harve and Bernice Smith somewhere in Canada. In this photo, Harve is placing a call by talking to the operator on an old phone. With Harve is my mother, Bernice, and Harve's wife Bernice. Harve and Bernice were friends of my parents before I was born and I remember meeting them, but it was probably before I was age of five. I remember that my parents took some pictures during a trip there of some piglets and one very big hog that my mother was particularly proud of. Those photos are in the collection somewhere.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe, HBSS
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Telephone]

Description: Photograph of a telephone and other various items on the wall of a general store. To the left of the telephone are various food and kitchen products. To the right of the telephone are horse bridles and leather belts.
Date: 195u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Woman at Desk]

Description: Photograph of a woman on the phone at her desk in a bank in Navasota, Texas. Four carved wooden chairs are placed in front of her desk and the desk next to hers. Valentine's Day decorations are visible on the windows in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Street Scene in Ft. Worth, Texas

Description: Photograph of a street scene in Ft. Worth, Texas. Inlaid in the brick road are trolley tracks and on the road are a few people and horse-drawn buggies. On either side of the road are large business buildings and sidewalks lined with railings. There is a sign on the left side of the road that reads, "Majestic Theatre, Moder Vaudeville, 2 Performances Daily." There are also many telephone and electric poles and wires.
Date: unknown
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Street Scene and Pool Hall in Ft. Worth, Texas

Description: Photograph of many horse-drawn buggies, including one with bales of hay stacked on it, and a tall tree in front of a two-story house. On the right side of the frame is a large building with "Havana Cigar" and "Pool Hall" painted on the side. Scattered throughout are telephone and electricity poles and wires and there are trolley tracks in the foreground.
Date: unknown
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

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

[Men erecting telephone or power pole in Crestview neighborhood]

Description: Photograph of several men erecting a telephone or power pole in the Crestview neighborhood of Austin. The men are wearing hats and one appears to be wearing a short-sleeved Hawaiian shirt. A small crane is visible on the right side of the image. In the background to the left, there is a sign which reads: "CRESTVIEW LARGE LOTS, $595, TERMS, A. B. Beddow, REALTOR, 7106 WOODROW AVE. - PHO._-7631". Several structures are visible in the background, which appear to be part of the old Richcreek Dairy Farm where the Crestview neighborhood was constructed. A. B. Beddow and the Austin Development Corporation were the developers of the neighborhood which was built up between the late 1940s to the mid 1960s. The neighborhood is bordered by Wooten neighborhood and Anderson Lane to the North, Allandale neighborhood and Burnet Road to the West, Brentwood neighborhood and Justin Lane to the South, and the Highland neighborhood and North Lamar Boulevard to the East.
Date: 1952
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library