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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #90 on: July 07, 2018, 10:57:52 PM »
There are two versions of the set, one is marked “AT&T” on the back and the other is “NET&T”

I'm watching for the NET&T ones but no luck.
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #91 on: July 07, 2018, 11:02:32 PM »
  A guy waiting for a woman to finish talking on the phone?

Yes. That railroad station where those booths were had been boarded up for years. Recently they get into the station for the first time in many years. They found the woman still talking on the phone and a man's skeleton on the ground outside the booth.
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #92 on: August 03, 2018, 02:42:40 PM »
I was looking on YouTube and found a group of sets of images from "Yesterday Today".  they appear to be postcard quality images that look to be old Kodachromes.  There were a number in the groups from the '40's and '50's that had a number of old phone signs in view.  I thought I'd pass it on  in the event anyone was interested in looking.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECFH3Pe21oQ
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #93 on: October 23, 2018, 07:08:57 AM »
Found this on FB. Looks to be a Telephone sign on far right on top edge of the door.

Where The Oregon Convention Center sits today. Dean Hanson’s Soda shop, a locksmith and barber.

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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #94 on: October 25, 2018, 08:52:47 PM »
Found this on FB. Looks to be a Telephone sign on far right on top edge of the door.

Where The Oregon Convention Center sits today. Dean Hanson’s Soda shop, a locksmith and barber.

Yes, looks like a telephone sign. Love those Coca cola signs. There appears to be a fire alarm box to the left of the bench.
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #95 on: October 25, 2018, 08:59:47 PM »
Found this on FB. Looks to be a Telephone sign on far right on top edge of the door.

Where The Oregon Convention Center sits today. Dean Hanson’s Soda shop, a locksmith and barber.


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Why is the man standing straight on to the camera holding a sign that says 125? Maybe an index number to that days photo log? If so, there are 124 other photos in which he appears, if not more.
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #96 on: October 26, 2018, 09:25:52 AM »
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Good catch, John....

Can't believe I didn't notice that!
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #97 on: October 26, 2018, 12:07:43 PM »
Probably doing some sort of survey, like tax assessing.  Notice he appears to have a black bar in front of his eyes.
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #98 on: January 11, 2019, 06:27:39 AM »
No information on this picture.

Sign on right side along edge of window on building.
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #99 on: January 11, 2019, 04:12:37 PM »
^^^^^
February 1940. "Auto transport passing through Eufaula, Oklahoma."

http://www.shorpy.com/node/14036?size=_original#caption
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #100 on: January 11, 2019, 04:24:46 PM »
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February 1940. "Auto transport passing through Eufaula, Oklahoma."

Thanks for the link and in its uncropped photo, we can see what's playing at the local theater . . .   in 1940, and see a better image of the sign.
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #101 on: January 14, 2019, 12:17:28 PM »
Interesting, that is an uncommon sign type. What make and model are the cars? I see "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" is playing, so 1939?
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #102 on: January 14, 2019, 01:13:55 PM »
Those look to be 1940 Buicks.  With the model year beginning around September of 1939.  It would be just a bit later.
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #103 on: January 14, 2019, 01:16:48 PM »
Probably 1940.  The Hunchback Of Notre Dame was released on December 29. 1939.
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #104 on: January 14, 2019, 02:18:04 PM »
The caption dates it to February 1940.   ;)