1919 American Telephone and Telegraph Vintage Ad | Bell


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This 1919 vintage ad for the American Telephone and Telegraph Company has black and white art illustrations of two switchboard operators. One seemingly managing a local switchboard for a hotel and the other a main phone line operator with the headline, “Economy Insures Progress”.

Year Published: 1919
Approximate overall size – inches: 4.5 x 12
Grade: Excellent

“The Bell System has accumulated a reserve of $340,000,000 to provide the necessary safeguard to the business and to meet those emergencies caused by storm, fire and kindred uncontrollable disasters.
This reserve has been invested in the construction of telephone property for the benefit of telephone users. Neither interest nor dividends are paid on this money. This fund works in extending and improving telephone service without cost to the public.”

This is a 102 yr. old original vintage ad removed from a 1919 publication and is not a reproduction of any kind.

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