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Offline FABphones

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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #105 on: January 14, 2019, 02:25:45 PM »
What struck me about the photo is all the cars look the same.
And Donald Duck gets billing on the outside of the theatre (billing - pun not intended  ;D)
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #106 on: January 14, 2019, 03:18:34 PM »
I believe Walt Disney released his cartoons through RKO and The movie was also RKO.  Disney cartoons got respect.   ;D
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #107 on: January 14, 2019, 11:50:18 PM »
The telephone sign appears to have a rounded top. Southwestern Bell used such a type for their office signs.
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #108 on: January 17, 2019, 11:46:04 AM »
Here is an old L&LD from Chepachet, RI.  The store is till in business but the sign is long gone.  Is that car a Frayer-Muller Model B???
« Last Edit: January 28, 2019, 06:36:50 PM by Sargeguy »
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #109 on: January 28, 2019, 06:36:55 AM »
Found on line.

Notice that there are two Telegraph signs in this picture. Can you spot the other?

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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #110 on: January 28, 2019, 07:10:19 AM »
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Notice that there are two Telegraph signs in this picture. Can you spot the other?

No, but the car tags show this was taken in Idaho in 1941 and the "6R" indicates the cars were registered in "Twin Falls" County, a southern county on the border with either Nevada and/or Utah.

So, where is the second sign?
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #111 on: January 28, 2019, 07:19:39 AM »
...Notice that there are two Telegraph signs in this picture. Can you spot the other?

Nope, can't see it  :-[  but I admit to being rubbish at spotting stuff in photos. You guys notice things I never do.  :)

Again, one thing I do notice are lots of almost identical cars. All very neatly parked up too. I really like the split screen models.

I love these old pics.
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #112 on: January 28, 2019, 08:29:12 AM »
I can see it peeking up above the line of car hoods.  Was it a parking space reserver turned to the side?
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #113 on: January 28, 2019, 08:31:34 AM »
I can see it peeking up above the line of car hoods.  Was it a parking space reserver turned to the side?

You got it, good eye.

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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #114 on: January 28, 2019, 08:34:27 AM »
Thanks, great picture.
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #115 on: February 02, 2019, 06:19:31 PM »
From shorpy.com:

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September 1941. "Tunbridge, Vermont -- the main street." Medium format negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration.

Click to enlarge to full-size for a great view of the business office sign.

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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #116 on: February 02, 2019, 06:25:22 PM »
There's even a place that accepts credit cards!

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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #117 on: February 02, 2019, 10:28:34 PM »
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #118 on: February 03, 2019, 01:23:28 AM »
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #119 on: February 03, 2019, 01:34:09 AM »
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