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Long distance rush expected
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph caption dated December 21, 1959 reads, "North Hollywood assistant chief operator Mrs. Dorothy Litts, left, stands by to help Pacific Telephone Co. operators Pat Kacivek and Yvonne Daulton when Christmas Eve and Day long distance calls swamp switchboards. Company estimates more than 500,000 Southern Californians will send long distance greetings during that period, multiplying normal 24-hour period five times. Company suggests that callers avoid disappointing delays by calling either before or after Christmas, calling by number or using direct dialing if service is available. New Year's is second busiest day of year, Mother's Day third."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d017_f17_i7; H-5864 4x5
Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company
Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company--Employees
Long distance telephone service--California--Los Angeles
Telephone operators--California--Los Angeles
Telephone companies--California--Los Angeles--Employees
Telephone companies--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Telephone switchboards
North Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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