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Photograph caption dated October 22, 1956 reads, "Provides emergency power - Thousands of residents commute daily over Valley streets, but few realize underground activities which keep above-ground operations going. Above, Ray Conley, 38, Reseda, chief switchman for North Hollywood Pacific Telephone and Telegraph office, 11272 Magnolia Blvd., checks vast switchboard relaying power for multitude of batteries to keep phones operating in case of disaster. James Gerschler, 32, Burbank, powerman, right, keeps transformer humming."; See images #00139211 through #00139218 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company Telephone companies--California--San Fernando Valley Telephone companies--Employees Electric transformers--California--San Fernando Valley Underground areas--California--San Fernando Valley Tunnels--California--San Fernando Valley Men--California--San Fernando Valley Telephone switchboards San Fernando Valley (Calif.) Valley Times Collection photographs Portrait photographs Group portraits