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36 years as 'Hello' Girl, retires to go fishing
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
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph article dated January 10, 1955 partially reads, "Winding up 36 years as a telephone operator and service observer, Mrs. Eva G. Mercier of 13169 Aztec St., San Fernando, plans to get in a lot of fishing. Mrs. Mercier started her telephone career in Indiana at $3.50 a week. She came to the Valley in 1944 and en route was caught in a Midwest blizzard. She went to work for the Pacific Telephone Co. in Burbank and remained there until her retirement when she was honored recently by some 70 fellow employes [sic]."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company
Telephone operators--California--San Fernando
Telephone companies--Employees
Retirement--California--San Fernando
Retirees--California--San Fernando
Women--California--San Fernando
San Fernando (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs
Portrait photographs
Time Period

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