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Date: 1957-07-01 

Description: Portrait of Martha Stolz and Gladys Murphy, two volunteer members of the Red Cross blood donor committee, who make calls to request blood donations.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Helen Gibson stars in one of the "Hazards of Helen" films. She sits at a desk holding the receiver of a candlestick telephone to her ear.

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.

Photograph

Assembly Floor

Date: 1967 

Description: Democratic leadership on the Wisconsin Assembly floor: left to right: Robert T. Huber, minority leader; David R. Obey, assistant minority leader, and Norma...

Date: 1950-08-25 

Description: A telephone in the cell block at the Madison police headquarters, adjacent to the fingerprinting counters, explicitly for use by arrested persons. The pict...

Date: 1918-11-26 

Description: Offices at International Harvester's Osborne Works (later known as "Auburn Works"). The offices are empty except for a lone switchboard operator. A sign ha...

Date: 1962 

Description: A man sits behind the counter of the Mt. Victory truck stop general store. Shoes and boots are arranged on the counter in front of him, and various items a...

Date: 1942-12-17 

Description: Men, some of whom are dressed in overalls, make phone calls in a bank of telephone booths at Truax Army Air Field. Also in the image is a woman wearing a...

Date: 1944 

Description: One woman and two men working at desks in an office at Industrial Equipment Company, an International Harvester dealership.

Photograph

Main Street

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of Main Street. Houses line both sides of the street, as do trees, which partially obscure the houses. Telephone and/or electric lines run paralle...

Date: 1967 

Description: Carlson's One Stop Market located on STH 22.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Informal portrait of J. Robert Taylor at his desk talking on the phone.

Photograph

E.H. Sohner

Date: 1942 ca.

Description: Mr. E.H. Sohner, General Superintendent of International Harvester's Bettendorf Works, wears a three-piece suit and sits in an office chair to pose for a p...

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Description: An African American man wearing a suit making a telephone call.

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: Interior of an office at Saint Mary's Sanatorium, founded in 1880 by Bishop Salpointe. View includes a desk, table, and chairs. A door opens to another r...

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Description: Lineman in suspended seat, possibly stringing telephone line.

Date: 1946-02-06 

Description: Charles T. Davies, Mazomanie representative of the Wisconsin Telephone Company, receives the first dial telephone call to be handled through the Wisconsin...

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...

Date: 1947-11-24 

Description: Man (Ellis H. Dana?) seated at desk and dictating into a machine, in Wisconsin Council of Churches office, Room 353, Washington Building, 119 East Washingt...

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