Today’s modern living calls
for convenient phones in color to harmonize or contrast with any home or
office decorating scheme. Your local Bell Telephone business office
will be glad to show you our complete line of ‘Telephones of Today’ or
help you with any communications problem. Just ask them!
I’ve posted lots of photos of this in the past, mostly ones I’ve taken, but these are some nice historical photos. As you can see especially clearly in the last photo, the building was built six stories high, after construction (which commenced in 1929) was halted by the Depression. Additional stories were added a few years later, in keeping with the original design but without the flamboyant carvings that probably would have been there otherwise. The building was supposed to be even taller than this originally but they settled on what they could manage.
A few helpful tips, should you find yourself feeling lonely this weekend.
This ca. 1950 pamphlet, created by the Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvania, is Pamphlet 1996.184 in Hagley’s Published Collections. You can read the entire pamphlet in our (new and improved) Digital Archives.