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Southern Bell Ladies …

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Southern Bell 6_Girls_SFW_FHP_15 Aug 11

This was made when Southern Bell had a grand opening for their building on Belmont Street in downtown Pensacola back in the 1950’s.  I have several other photos from this event that I will post later.  They really let you know how far we have advanced in the  fifty-five years or so.  If anyone was there that night and to share it with us, please feel free.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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July 29, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Southern Bell Class for Installers …

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Johnson, just because I let you smoke in class does not mean that I am going to let you call out front to Darleen and get her to run down to the corner and get you a six-pack of beer!!!  I gotta draw the line somewhere!

These must have been the good old days … smoking in class… whatever else …

As usual, all comments are appreciated and thanks for looking … and thanks for putting up with my attempt at humor … Frank

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May 16, 2012 at 10:42 am

Southern Bell Wall Phone …

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These are several new photos that I have never posted before.  The one above shows this service technician installing a wall phone.  This was made in the early 1950’s, so this could have been for an ad showing the new ” wall phone ” from Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company.  How many of you out there can remember when the phone company was named that?  And I am sure that black was the only color that it came in.  Here is one more photo …

Notice how the lady of the house is having to use the hand – crank on the side to power the telephone?  The marvels of new technology!  Next thing you know Southern Bell will be offering different colors in this wall phone, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves now.  This was before my time, so if anyone remembers these phones, please let us hear from you.  Thanks for looking …

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April 29, 2012 at 11:47 am

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