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.
The only time I've seen these phones is in old 1930s movies. You sure do have quite a collection of interesting old postcards, John! :-)ReplyDelete
I believe these phones were before my time. I love the postcards, AWESOME collection. Happy Thursday, enjoy your weekend ahead!ReplyDelete
enjoyed these. pretty neat ads for phone service in the day.ReplyDelete
A terrific collection these are indeed, John!! A lot of history!! Thanks, as always, for sharing!! I hope your week is going well!! Enjoy!!ReplyDelete
Yes, they were nice ones. I remember the candlestick phones but never had or used one. : )ReplyDelete
With the number of political calls I get every night...I think I could live without a phone again.ReplyDelete
How things have changed. Now we just touch the number we have on the screen.ReplyDelete
Wonderful old cards! I don't remember the candlestick phone except from television shows. Times have certainly changed.ReplyDelete
Very much enjoyed seeing the post cards! Life is certainly very different than it once was.ReplyDelete
They are so interesting, John, you have an amazing collection of old postcards.ReplyDelete
Most interesting. Thanks...:)ReplyDelete
Phones have probably changed faster than anything else. Just in my lifetime I've seen an old-fashioned wall hanging version of these candlestick phone (okay, it wasn't operational!), clunky rotary phones, cordless phones, cell phones the size of your head, small cellphones, flip phones, and now those tiny squares with which we can do everything there is to do. Amazing!ReplyDelete