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Date: 1945 

Description: John C. Moore and Louise Strauss sitting at a desk at H.W. Moore Co., an International power equipment dealership. Mr. Moore was president of the company a...

Historical Essay

Valentine's Callers

The Remarkable History of the Telephone

Learn how Wisconsin resident Richard Valentine's invention would change the world

Date:  date unknown

Description: Group of young people gathered in a room. Some of the men and women are seated around a table. Most of the group are smiling and laughing while the two men...

Date: 1938 ca.

Description: Male reporter reading pages at a typewriter at the Ashland Daily Press.

Date: 1935-12-30 

Description: Art Director G.V. Johnson of International Harvester's Advertising Department in Chicago, sitting at his desk.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Elevated view of crowds strolling through the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds. In the background is a Ferris wheel and a banner encouraging fair goers to "talk...

Date: 1968 ca.

Description: Ansel Adams talks on the telephone in his home office.

Photograph

Sleeping Porch

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Four beds line either side of the sleeping porch at the farmhouse of J.E. Joyce. A telephone is hanging on the wall and striped curtains are covering the o...

Date: 1949-01-28 

Description: Elevated view of part of the City Room with staff, "Wisconsin State Journal".

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Description: A woman standing over a man who has been tied up and laid across boards resting on two sawhorses. In the background is a telephone on a half wall, and a ta...

Date: 1937-05-24 

Description: Olga M. Stankowitz, stenographer, E.O. Snider, credit and collection manager, and P.I. Brandjord, collection correspondent, sit around a desk in an office...

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Description: Letterhead of the Hager City Telephone Company of Hager City, Wisconsin, with a line of telephone poles and wires connecting a man in a business suit sitti...

Date: 1949-09-06 

Description: A Madison police officer at the new police telephone switchboard at the police station, 14 South Webster Street.

Date: 1932-01-08 

Description: Display of some of the 5,000 entries that came into the "Capital Times" office for the first "Cut Out Puzzle" contest of the "Boots" character from the "Bo...

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Description: Three men testing the Bell System's Telstar experimental communications satellite at the Bell Telephone Laboratories before being sent to Cape Canaveral, F...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Interior of the lobby at Saint Mary's Hospital, completed May 18, 1859 and designed by Anthony Bley. The view includes a statue of Mary and Jesus surrounde...

Date: 1949-01-28 

Description: In the newsroom of the "Wisconsin State Journal", an employee with the newly acquired Associated Press wire photo sending and receiving machine.

Date: 1960-01-25 

Description: Southwest Wisconsin Council of the Telephone Pioneers of America, as their community service project, present a piano to the Children's Unit of University...

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: Silent film actress Lottie Briscoe in a studio publicity photograph posed sitting at a small table with a candlestick telephone, a vase with flowers, and s...

Photograph

Youth on View

Date: 1959-05-01 

Description: Howie Mazur has a telephone conversation with his favorite girl. The photograph was taken as part of a series entitled, "What to Do on a Date."

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