~ Modern Telephone Service for the Home, 1920
~ Bell Telephone System, 1959via Flickr"You know how women are!"

~ Bell Telephone System, 1959
via Flickr

"You know how women are!"

~ Pacific Telephone ad, 1949via Classic Rotary Phones"It doesn’t just happen there’s a public telephone not far away when you look for it."

~ Pacific Telephone ad, 1949
via Classic Rotary Phones

"It doesn’t just happen there’s a public telephone not far away when you look for it."

dandyads:

AT&T, 1910
"All other means of communication are cold and colorless in comparison."

dandyads:

AT&T, 1910


"All other means of communication are cold and colorless in comparison."
~ Bell Telephone System, 1960via Flickr"Call Long Distance and share the family news. You’ll enjoy it - and so will they."

~ Bell Telephone System, 1960
via Flickr

"Call Long Distance and share the family news. You’ll enjoy it - and so will they."

~ Western Electric, 1923via Vintage Ads Livejournal"Amid strange scenes in strange lands, the picturesque types above are gathering some of the 19 materials needed to make your telephone."

~ Western Electric, 1923
via Vintage Ads Livejournal

"Amid strange scenes in strange lands, the picturesque types above are gathering some of the 19 materials needed to make your telephone."

~ One Thousand and One Useful Recipes and Valuable Hints about Cooking & Housekeeping, pub. by Ewell’s X.L. Dairy Bottled Milk Company, 1890"Public Telephone Station, direct communication to points now reached by telephone; long distance speaking instrument. Strictly private."

~ One Thousand and One Useful Recipes and Valuable Hints about Cooking & Housekeeping, pub. by Ewell’s X.L. Dairy Bottled Milk Company, 1890

"Public Telephone Station, direct communication to points now reached by telephone; long distance speaking instrument. Strictly private."

~ The Telephone and How We Use It, 1951via Classic Rotary Phones(click to enlarge)

~ The Telephone and How We Use It, 1951
via Classic Rotary Phones
(click to enlarge)

~ The Telephone and How We Use It, 1951via Classic Rotary Phones"You do not have to shout. Speak as though the other person were in the same room."

~ The Telephone and How We Use It, 1951
via Classic Rotary Phones

"You do not have to shout. Speak as though the other person were in the same room."

~ Parents Magazine, December 1956via Flickr"Then when you spend extra hours in the kitchen, you can still run your household and visit family and friends without neglecting cookie baking or candy making."

~ Parents Magazine, December 1956
via Flickr

"Then when you spend extra hours in the kitchen, you can still run your household and visit family and friends without neglecting cookie baking or candy making."

~ Bell Telephone ad, 1958via Dennis Markham’s Classic Rotary Phones(click to enlarge)"Every NO VACANCY sign kept reminding me what a chump I was for not calling ahead somewhere for a reservation."

~ Bell Telephone ad, 1958
via Dennis Markham’s Classic Rotary Phones
(click to enlarge)

"Every NO VACANCY sign kept reminding me what a chump I was for not calling ahead somewhere for a reservation."

~ Bell Telephone System, National Geographic Magazine, March 1958via Modern Mechanix"A minute from now you can be having a happy time."

~ Bell Telephone System, National Geographic Magazine, March 1958
via Modern Mechanix

"A minute from now you can be having a happy time."

~ How to Telephone; The Home Telephone Directory, August 1, 1910 (San Francisco, CA.)via Internet Archive"Remove the receiver from the hook. Place the finger in the dial hole opposite the letter prefix of the number wanted, pull the dial down…"

~ How to Telephone; The Home Telephone Directory, August 1, 1910 (San Francisco, CA.)
via Internet Archive

"Remove the receiver from the hook. Place the finger in the dial hole opposite the letter prefix of the number wanted, pull the dial down…"

~ The White City Magazine, 1905via Internet Archive(click to enlarge)"DON’T Delude yourself with the belief that you can get along without the telephone.”

~ The White City Magazine, 1905
via Internet Archive
(click to enlarge)

"DON’T
Delude yourself with the belief that you can get along without the telephone.”

~ The Pacific Monthly, vol.12 July-January 1909(click to enlarge)"The very existence of the Bell telephone service has its value to you, even at moments when you are not using it.”

~ The Pacific Monthly, vol.12 July-January 1909
(click to enlarge)

"The very existence of the Bell telephone service has its value to you, even at moments when you are not using it.”