bookmarks from the past

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This bookmark is from the 1940s!

Manufactured by Illinois Bell Telephone Company to promote home use of the telephone, it reads:

(front) “A telephone… as well as a good book… brings you companionship and pleasure. Use it often.
Illinois Bell Telephone Co.”

(back) “The telephone… like a bookmark… is also a convenience. It saves you extra steps and gives you leisure time to do the things you want to do. Use it often.”