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Bell Telephone Magazine Advert, 1957 | by JoeInSouthernCA
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Bell Telephone Magazine Advert, 1957

Love it not only for the obvious Douglas Sirk-ish "Far From Heaven" design and color palette, but also for the pricing information.

 

Translating 1957 prices to 2011, here's the current cost for calls placed in 1957:

 

Baltimore to NYC: $4.42 for the first three minutes; $1.20 each additional minute.

 

Milwaukee to Des Moines: $6.02 for the first three minutes, $1.61 each additional minute.

 

Indianapolis to Memphis: $6.83 for the first three minutes, $2.01 each additional minute.

 

Los Angeles to Salt Lake City: $8.43 for the first three minutes, $2.41 each additional minute.

 

Chicago to Denver: $10.44 for the first three minutes, $2.81 each additional minute.

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Taken on July 26, 2011