Sunday, December 28, 2008

Early Telephone

This picture was taken in 1907, and shows an early model of the telephone. I find the dresses and hairstyles of this period interesting.

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  1. Yes, that hair is a definite curiosity; and the dress, it does little for me :)

    ~Steven~

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  2. The dress is very "feminine," not that I would want to wear it. The telephone looks like a "record turn table" and it looks like a "record" on the table below.

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  3. How did they get their hair to stay like that?

    They didn't have the styling products we have today?

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  4. In 1907 how ubiquitous was the telephone? I wonder if only the wealthy afforded telephone service. The well-coifed hair and expensive looking dress says "money."

    In 1946 we had a phone, but the service was a party-line. We moved during the summer that I turned 10. In our new home we definitely had a private line.

    We were in the Madison exchange. Our phone number was "MA-6233." There was no such thing as an 'area code'. All long-distance calls went through an operator, either 'station-to-station, or the pricier 'person-to-person'.

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  5. They got their hair into these piled up Gibson styles by using "rats" and hair pillows, then piling their own hair over them and fastening it with hairpins. They used a lot of false hair too.

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