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Description: Group photograph of the total team working on the election campaign of Carl Zeidler. Max's nickname was "Max the Axe." Milt Polland always wanted to be pho...

Historical Essay

Valentine's Callers

The Remarkable History of the Telephone

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

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: 1939 

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

Date: 1957-07-01 

Description: Florence Gill, a volunteer blood donor for the Red Cross, receives a call from a volunteer requesting a donation.

Date: 1969 ca.

Description: Construction worker talking in a telephone booth.

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Richard Lloyd Jones's bedroom, 1010 Walker Court (now 1010 Rutledge Court) , view of bed with reading light over it. His large desk, telephone and Underwo...

Photograph

A.E.D. Office

Date: 1923-04 

Description: A group of men and women sit at desks while working in International Harvester's Agricultural Extension Department office. The women in the foreground use...

Date: 1948-01-09 

Description: Portrait of Julius Kelly, newly elected County Treasurer by the Dane County Board.

Date: 1913-08-12 

Description: Two men working a desks in the Pawling & Harnischfeger accounting office. There are photographs on the wall, including a crane, the P&H plant, and a St. Lo...

Date: 1940-11-04 

Description: Druggist J.F. Robinson staffs the pharmacy's "Information Desk," ready to take a prescription from a doctor over the telephone. The pharmacy championed t...

Photograph

Mrs. Joseph Smith

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Mary E. Smith seated in a bedroom in the Belvedere Hotel (?), probably in Washington, D.C. or vicinity. Her reflection is in the mirrored door behind her....

Date: 1930 after

Description: Holiday card from Chappell's Ad Dept. The card has seven consecutive panels accordion folded. The front panel shows a bell hanging by a ribbon surrounded b...

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: A teenager sitting on a bed talking on the telephone.

Date:  

Description: Suffragette Ada James sitting at her desk.

Photograph

Built-In Desk

Date: 1923-07 

Description: A chair stands on a rug beside a built-in desk in the home of Adolph Betz. A telephone sits on an end table beside the desk.

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: 1924-08 

Description: Trees line the road as two automobiles pass going in opposite directions on Dixie Highway.

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.

Date:  date unknown

Description: State Senator Michael Ellis conversing with President H.W. Bush.

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