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Historical Items

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Item 18091

Switchboard operators, Lewiston, ca. 1893

Contributed by: Telephone Museum Date: circa 1893 Location: Lewiston; Ellsworth Media: Photographic print

Item 18051

Switchboard operators, Lewiston, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Telephone Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Lewiston; Ellsworth Media: Photographic print

Item 18058

Switchboard operators, 1939

Contributed by: Telephone Museum Date: 1939-04-13 Location: Lewiston; Ellsworth Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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One Hundred Years of Caring -- EMMC

In 1892 five physicians -- William H. Simmons, William C. Mason, Walter H. Hunt, Everett T. Nealey, and William E. Baxter -- realized the need for a hospital in the city of Bangor had become urgent and they set about providing one.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Service was provided through a central switchboard operator in each town. To place a call one would "ring-up" the operator and tell her who you…

Site Page

Lincoln, Maine - Telegraphs & Telephones

How the switchboard worked was that the operators would take a ticket when a conversation was started. Then they timed the conversation.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Stubbs law office, the telephone switchboard, post office and McKeen's Barber Shop. Note the political banner stretched across the street for "F.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Working as a telephone operator in the 1940s
by Doris Tardy

Working as a telephone operator in 1946 was new and exciting, and challenging.