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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

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Telephone company switchboard, probably 1920s. Exact location unknown, but somewhere in British Mandate Palestine. Matson Photo Service. View full size.

 

same stuff, different decade

Looks like the Bank of america telemarketing bin to me.

Switchboard location

The Matson / American Colony photos are from Jerusalem, back in the days of the British Mandate. "The American Colony was a utopian Christian sect formed by religious pilgrims who emigrated to Jerusalem from the United States and Sweden." More here.

switchboard

I think this might have been in Buffalo at the Central Terminal Train Station.

 
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