We had to chuckle when some of you said you weren't around when letters were added to the dials on telephones (our last post).
So, for your amusement, here are three post cards sent out by The American Telephone and Telegraph Company, a part of the Bell Telephone System, to let you know why you needed a telephone in the first place.
#1 A Doctor Quick!
|This card is the only one in the series with a prepared message.|
#2 Announcing Unexpected Guests
We got a kick out of the trash can next to the desk. It appears to be overflowing. And, of course, the suitcases ... it looks like they may be staying for a while.
#3 When Servants Fail
It appears the company was targeting the well heeled. Our guess is the lady on the stair steps is the servant who is showing up to replace the one who failed to do so. A simple call to the lady on the right appears to take care of the problem.
How do you like these cards? You do remember the candlestick phone ... don't you? More from this series of cards on a future post.
Thank you for stopping by John's Island.