Over 50 women telephone switchboard operators and their supervisors. During this period (circa 1914), only young women (not men) were hired for this type of work at a Salt Lake City, Utah company. Men were not considered "polite" enough for this kind of work :)
This image comes from a group of vintage images that I purchased -- all are scanned from contact prints made from the original 8x10 glass negatives. I have performed extensive restoration work on each image, but trying to be true to the original.
FREE for Personal Use Downloads: This image is offered through a Creative Commons license. You can also obtain PRINTS or a commercial use license and downloads of up to 13-megapixels (4168 x 3246 pixels). NOTE: Personal use requires a credit and a link to my Web site: ''The Stock Solution'', where you can also find many more free downloads.
Breaking the rules: Can a photographer create his own unique style and following by breaking one of the basic rules of composition? Phil Koch did. Please check out the new 'Horizons' gallery i recently created for 18 of Phil's best images, and get some ideas on how you might bust out of your rut.