Tuesday, September 20, 2011

1908 Candlestick Telephone - still life oil painting

Copyright © 2011 Linda Apple
"The Old Candlestick" - sold
  9"x 12"
oil on canvas 

Sometimes I miss the old rotary phones. This one is even before my days! :) 
Candlestick Phone - 1908 In the early days of the telephone, prior to the development of the rotary dial, telephone calls were operator-assisted. To place a call, you were required to pick up the telephone receiver and wait for the telephone operator to answer with "Number please?" You would then ask to be connected to the number you wished to call, and the operator would make the connection manually, by means of a switchboard. 
Have a great day - and maybe CALL an old friend! 


Virginia Floyd said...

And they weren't just numbers--there were letters, too.
My grandmother's phone was on the wall, but the earpiece looked like this.

Linda Apple said...

Hey Virginia,
I remember the old wall ones too.