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The Nation At Your Fingertips
Description: A film about long distance telephone calls in 1951
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Clip #: MF-1E
Length: 8:57
Year: 1951
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Subject: Telephone
Original: 35mm
Keywords:
1950s, American Telephone & Telegraph Company, telephones, long distance telephone calls, man pouring coffee for himself and wife seated at dining room table, husband telling wife to call daughter in San Francisco, woman sitting down in chair and looking up phone number in address book, close up San Francisco address and phone number in address book, woman dialing phone number on telephone, daughter in San Francisco talking on telephone to mother, long distance telephone calls, reenactment man and woman in 1880s attire talking on early version of telephone to someone across town, reenactment boys manning switchboards, switchboard operators, reenactment female switchboard operators in period clothing fielding calls, people in period clothing making telephone calls, telephone and switchboard instruments changing through history, 1920s, dial service, finger dialing telephone, many female switchboard operators fielding calls through large switchboards, male and female telephone workers, linemen setting telephone pole into ground, utility pole, Bell System, male and female employees, telephone lineman connecting cable on utility pole, male and female switchboard operators, female workers typing, female workers exiting Bell Telephone building through revolving and individual doors, female switchboard operators fielding calls, small town street streets with horse-drawn carriages, pedestrians and traffic, reenactment man and woman in 1880s attire talking on early version of telephone to someone across town, female switchboard operator’s hands connecting long distance domestic and international calls on switchboard, Manhattan skyline, New York City, Englewood, New Jersey, street scenes, Englewood Theatre, World War Memorial, pedestrians, traffic, New Jersey Bell Telephone Company building, male telephone workers discussing telephone service, male workers maintaining complex telephone equipment allowing people to dial their own long distance and local calls, machine punching holes in continuous paper representing phone numbers and phone call times, male worker examining punched tape, female workers using machines to process information from punched tape, woman sitting down in chair and looking up phone number in address book, close up phone number in address book with San Francisco “318” area code circled, map showing different area codes across United States and Canada, map showing available long distance calls from Englewood New Jersey to various parts of the country, reenactment female switchboard operator in period clothing fielding calls, male telephone workers discussing telephone service, male workers maintaining complex telephone equipment allowing people to dial their own long distance and local calls, female workers typing, woman in San Francisco talking on telephone to mother, female workers using machines to process information from punched tape, map showing different area codes across United States and Canada, close up finger dialing phone number on telephone superimposed over area code map


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