Installing a telephone


Installing a telephone


Sepia-toned image mounted on heavy mat of four men outside a single-story, square-fronted building. The building has a closed door with a transom window to the image left and to the image right a larger, barn-style door which is open. A wooden wall telephone sits on the boardwalk, leaning against the outer wall. One man has begun to climb up the pole standing in front of the boardwalk, trailing a thick wire behind him, while another holds the wire ready to direct it as it comes off of a large roll resting on a nearby wheelbarrow. Another man in the background holds more wire that appears to lead to the telephone. A fourth man stands to the image left, watching the process. The ground around the pole is straw covered, and a ladder leads up to the roof of the building. A two-story building sits next to the first building, and the roof lines of additional buildings are visible in the background of the image.
[Back] [pen] Orville Wilkes at left.

Date Created

circa 1900s


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