"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Sargeguy, September 23, 2014, 06:55:55 PM
Quote from: 19and41 on March 29, 2019, 01:35:02 PMThere was color film, but it was more expensive and could only be processed by mail order. My mother was quite the photographer and took color slides in the late '40s and '50s and '60s.
Quote from: KaiserFrazer67 on April 02, 2019, 12:23:47 AMI have one to share with you:This photo was taken, at best guess, around 1970-ish. This is in my hometown (and still my current location), Oakfield, Wisconsin. This is the old fire department building on North Main Street, and to the left is the old phone booth complete with the large lighted sign it had at the time. We had General Telephone/GTE, but IIRC the blue diamond-shaped sign simply read "PUBLIC TELEPHONE BOOTH". (I have seen lighted "General System" signs online, but they are round.) The phone booth is actually situated in front of the old telephone company building next door to the left (out of the picture), which at the time of the photo housed a barber shop. The firehouse has since been replaced with a much larger and spacious village hall/firehouse/public library complex. The phone booth, I am told, was taken out by a drunk driver sometime in the 1980's.