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Chief telephone operator honored
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated September 1, 1955 reads, "Mrs. Asia Newbill, center, first chief operator of North Hollywood telephone exchange, is congratulated by Donald F. Wedge, at her right, chairman of San Fernando Valley Council of the Southern California chapter of the Telephone Pioneers of America. Looking on are, from left, Jim Wilson, former president of North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce; Fred Newbill, chief operator's husband, and J. L. Richards, first commercial manager of North Hollywood Exchange."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Telephone Pioneers of America.--Southern California.--San Fernando Valley Council
Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company
Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company--Employees
Celebrations--California--North Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Telephone operators--California--Los Angeles
Luncheons--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Handshaking--California--Los Angeles
North Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
Time Period

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