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Description: J.A. "Doc" Hines, veterinarian and politician, on the phone at his office. Wording on cup reads "Old Fart."
Description: G.M. Ahlschwede, branch manager of Green Bay, watches R.P. Dunham, dealer of Green Bay, sign Governor Heil's pledge of cooperation, which reads, in part: "...
Description: Governor-elect Philip F. La Follette reads a telegram at the La Follette campaign headquarters.
Description: Irna Phillips, with her friend and secretary Rose Cooperman. Irna is holding papers and smoking a cigarette. Rose is sitting in the background writing.
Date: date unknown
Description: President Harry Truman meets a packed room full of reporters. Merriman Smith, the "dean of the White House correspondents and the donor of this image," can...
Description: Shorewood Hills fire chief Chris Bertelsen receives the first official dial call on Madison's new 100 percent dial phone service.
Date: 1947 ca.
Description: Harry S. Truman in the oval office standing behind his desk.
Date: 1915 ca.
Description: Professor Perry Holden (right) and an unidentified man sit at a desk and look over promotional materials from International Harvester's Agricultural Extens...
Description: Florence Gill, a volunteer blood donor for the Red Cross, receives a call from a volunteer requesting a donation.
Description: Wisconsin Congressman David R. Obey, Speaker of the House Tom Foley, and Vice President Al Gore on board Air Force Two.
Date: 1909 ca.
Description: Valentine's Day card with a old-fashioned telephone inside a frame made of a blue ribbon, decorated with hearts and flowers. A cherub holds the receiver. A...
Description: Two men and a woman working in a branch(?) office of the International Harvester Company. One man is talking on a telephone. Portraits of William Deering a...
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: 1895 ca.
Description: Two men in a small office, probably a railroad station. On the right is a map on the wall, and below it is a Herring Hall Marvin safe.
Date: 1968 ca.
Description: Ansel Adams, seated, talks on the telephone in his home office.
Description: The U.S. airmail radio operator at Royal Airport in Madison. During the 1920s Madison had two airports: the Madison Airport (aka the North Street Airport)...
Description: Hildur Hanson, receptionist in the "Wisconsin State Journal" editorial rooms, looks over the 25-piece tool kit which will be awarded for the best construct...
Description: Loraine Hotel lobby with local business directory next to registration desk, male customer at registration counter and two clerks in front of Western Union...
Description: Original caption reads: "Marie McCaddin, New York branch telephone operator." Overhead view of woman sitting at a switchboard.
Description: Portrait of C.R. Morrison, a Vice President of International Harvester Company, sitting at his desk.
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