Hello Can You Hear Me

payphones

F/ 5.6, 1/80, ISO 500.

Day 360 / 365

A young businessman had just started his own firm. He rented a beautiful office and had it furnished with antiques. Sitting there, he saw a man come into the outer office. Wishing to appear the hot shot, the businessman picked up the phone and started to pretend he had a big deal working. He threw huge figures around and made giant commitments. Finally he hung up and asked the visitor, “Can I help you?”
The man said, “Yeah, I’ve come to activate your phone lines.”

Interesting Fact: The first public coin telephone was installed by inventor William Gray at a bank in Hartford, Conn. It was a “postpay” machine (coins were deposited after the call was placed). The first pay phone was invented in 1889 and by 1902, there were over 81,000 pay telephones in the United States. In 1889, the first public coin telephone was installed by inventor William Gray at a bank in Hartford, Conn. It was a “postpay” machine (coins were deposited after the call was placed). Gray’s previous claim to fame was inventingLorem ipsum the inflatable chest protector for baseball. In 1960, the Bell System installed its millionth pay telephone. ( http://pomo.cca.edu/~achou/payphone_code/transition/firstpayphone.html )

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11 Comments

  1. What might seem versus what is reality.

    Love the info on the pay phone, something that’s becoming a relic. Still useful though.

  2. Lovely. I always wonder how you manage to connect your narration with caption and story line in sync with the photograph. Its always a pleasure to go through your blog

    • Thank you very much, it usually just pops in my head when I look in at the photo. I appreciate that you enjoy my work. 🙂

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