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  • Beth
  • United States
  • 1 Nov 2019, 01:26
Interesting perspective. Now who is real and who is not!
Chris: I am real Beth. The rest of it is a mock up of a 1950s telephone exchange..
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Nov 2019, 01:53
That ancient bloke seems to be holding a moden instrument, Chris. Wonderful image.
Chris: I am obliged to you O Great One..
Jolie représentation d'une scène ancienne.
Chris: I have returned to the past Martine, which is something I often want to do..
Good shot Chris, I have known a few people who did this job back in the day, I have an old plug in dial from a switchboard as an ornament.
Chris: This really is such ancient technology now Frank..
Nice shot!
My Mom was a switchboard operator in San Diego. She looked remarkably like the beauty in front here. She did this job for a while until a handsome Navy Officer swept her off her feet... and here I am smile
Chris: What a nice and romantic tale you have to tell!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 1 Nov 2019, 05:00
Any old ruse to get a selfie, Chris
Chris: What do you mean!!?
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Nov 2019, 06:32
One of first jobs when I worked at BT was working in a telephone exchange which had a huge manual board such as this. There were many “relationships” between the engineers and the ladies on the switchboard - me included. I wonder how many people still have landlines?
Chris: I have a landline, and it is used every day..

Ok then, so you worked your way through the whole line of switchboard beauties in the 1960s did you?

  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Nov 2019, 06:42
There are so many love stories , also a film 1954, with the "Fräulein vom Amt"/Miss from the Office - and you seem to be involved here, too!
Chris: All I was doing was trying to make a composition Philine. I am too old now to chase women, they have to chase me instead..
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 1 Nov 2019, 07:02
“Press the button A , caller.”
Chris: I remember all that spiel..
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 1 Nov 2019, 07:23
One of the sought after ‘girls only’ jobs Tiff. It looks like you have gone to meet them all.
Chris: We never questioned the gender aspect of this job in the olden days Chad
Bravo pour la prise de vue ..clin d'oeil sympa !
Chris: Oh thank you Claudine!
It was a skilled job, hard to believe that this was not so long ago...I can remember the excitement of STD!
Chris: Yes indeed, come to think of it I can remember that event too

How the world has moved on since..
The race of technology.....what a contrast! Great shot Chris smile
Chris: Thank you Martin
This gave me my first laugh of the day, Chris. Thank you and come again.
Chris: A pleasure Mary
How different than today.
Chris: Yes indeed Brian..
good selfie Chris... my oldest sister Elaine was an operator for the Bell Telephone company for 40 years... she is 82 years old now....petersmile
Chris: I'll bet those operators listened into some interesting conversations..
Lightroom would get rid of the unnatural colourcast. Use the little eyedropper on a neutral colour and hey presto the white balance is corrected.
Chris: Thank you. Agreed I could have altered this, even made it mono..
Neat take!
Chris: Thanks Tom

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