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Name of Object:

The young ladies of the telephones: a view of a Parisian telephone exchange

Location:

Paris, France

Holding Institution:

National Library of France

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Date of Object:

1904

Author:

Anonymous

Inventory Number:

LB-MAT 4

Description:

The French telephone network was not automated at the beginning of the 20th century. Young unmarried women were often employed to take paying members' calls, and connect them to their requested number.

Archival or Bibliographical Reference:

LB-MAT 4

Citation of this web page:

"The young ladies of the telephones: a view of a Parisian telephone exchange" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.sharinghistory.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;fr;34;en;N

Database entry origination:

Translation by: Flaminia Baldwin

MWNF Working Number: FR 034

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