Sunday, October 4, 2009

How to make friends by Telephone – A guide from the 1940’s

Scott Steffens of weblog Contact Sheet came into possession of this old instructional booklet when his grandparents discovered it during housecleaning. Scott estimates it to be from the 1940’s - from an era when it was still proper to capitalize Telephone, much like the capitalization of Internet today. I searched hard to see if this book is still available for buying at some obscure Internet … oops, internet shopping site that sells vintage stuff. I couldn’t find any. All that remains are these nice scans that Scott so thoughtfully uploaded to his blog.

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1 comment:

  1. I think they ought to re-publish that. Then write another one for 'How Not To Be Annoying With Text Messaging"

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