f/8 and Be There
Fred Lynch

Color Telephones

Posted Monday, December 26, 2011, at 12:00 AM

This photo by Frony was likely taken for Southwestern Bell, possibly in the late 1950s.

Feb. 26, 1958 Southeast Missourian advertisement

This ad showed a man in a closet saying, "Go ahead, I'm alone now..."

Don't close yourself up in a closet when you need to be alone with the phone. You can have privacy and enjoy it, too, with handy extension telephones in bedrooms, kitchen, den -- wherever you want them. Nine beautiful colors or standard black. For color, there's a one-time-only charge. Call the telephone business office.

End "One-Phone" problems with handy extension telephones. Only 90 cents a month, plus tax and installation.


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  • Boy have times changed... and yes.. this was waaay before I ever came around.

    -- Posted by bluejay2003 on Wed, Dec 28, 2011, at 1:03 AM