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Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the Office of the Directress at St. Xavier's Academy. A roll top desk sits by the window and a small table holding a typewriter stands to the ri...


Description: Forest rangers using an emergency phone on the back of a truck.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Men and women work at desks in the Hamburg, Germany, office of the International Harvester Company.

Date: 2010-04 

Description: A woman is on her cellphone in the foreground, while two women run up the escalator in the background.

Date: 1958 

Description: Gertrude Martin, operator for Hazan's Telephone Supermarket, at her desk with a phone in her hand. Behind her a chalkboard displays a reminder to "suggest...

Date: 1958-11-05 

Description: Women campaign workers call voters to support the Labor Political League and vote for candidates sympathetic to Labor issues.

Date: 1949-01-28 

Description: Louise Marston, Society Editor, with Dorothy French and Barbara Muckler, assistant editors.


Captain J.G. Morgan

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Seated portrait of Captain J.G. Morgan, Adjutant of the 310th United States Army Engineer Corps, in uniform at his desk. On his desk there appears to be a...

Date: 1953-01-29 

Description: Four men and one woman seated around a table make telephone calls.

Date: 1968 ca.

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

Date: 1938-02-17 

Description: Secretary uses the telephone at the Groves School for Secretaries, with notepad, telephone and intercom. Classroom appears beyond the window.


Description: A man is reading at a desk, while a woman writes on a pad of paper seated nearby in an office at the U.S. Naval Training School (Radio).


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: 1939 

Description: Arthur Altmeyer, Ellen Woodward and George Bigge in an early meeting of the Social Security Board.

Historical Essay

Valentine's Callers

The Remarkable History of the Telephone

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


Telephone Operators

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two female telephone operators at work.

Date: 1929-04-20 

Description: A man, likely a manager at International Harvester's Ft. Wayne Works, sits at a desk working on papers. There are phones, filing cabinets and other office...


Description: Telephone facility complete with satellite uplink antennae, Humvees and 6x6 trucks in the Persian Gulf War.

Date: 1965-07 

Description: A woman and a young boy pose for a civil rights volunteer. "Often one of Mrs. Thompson's nieces or nephews would come[?] to breakfast in order to have som...

Date: 1935 

Description: Alfred Krieg, Chief Engineer at International Harvester's Ft. Wayne Works, sits at his desk in a factory office holding a sheet of paper.

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