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    • 1st switchboard, Grand Junction

    • Interior view of Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph switchboard office area, in Grand Junction, Colorado, shows two female switchboard operators behind a wooden spindle balustrade with swinging door. A group of men, women and one boy pose...
    • Dean, Frank E., photographer.
    • 1903
    • Switchboards, old Kellogg, used at Centro, Colorado

    • View of a Kellogg switchboard used in the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company exchange in Centro (Conejos County), Colorado. The switchboard is in a mahogany wood cabinet and with forty-five plugs and cords. A circuit panel leans on the...
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    • 1911
    • Switchboard operators at work

    • Mountain States Telephone Company operators work at a switchboard probably in Denver, Colorado. The women wear headsets and sit at the switchboard panel.
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    • 1930
    • Switchboard operators at work

    • Mountain States Telephone Company operators work at a switchboard probably in Denver, Colorado. The women wear headsets and sit at the switchboard panel.
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    • 1930
    • Switchboard, Grand Junction

    • The interior view of the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company switchboard office in Grand Junction, Colorado, shows a large switchboard with eight female operators and two female supervisors. All wear earphones and lamps hang from the...
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    • between 1900 and 1909
    • Denver exchange equipment, York office, operating room

    • Rows of operators sit at switchboards that line two walls of the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company exchange building on York Street in Denver, Colorado. The women wear headsets and sit in tall chairs that face the switchboard....
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    • 1916
    • Denver exchange equipment, main, 1421 Champa, operating room

    • Operators work at switchboards at the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company exchange at 1421 Champa Street, Denver, Colorado. The women wear headsets and sit in tall chairs that face the switchboard. Each work station is identified by a...
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    • 1915
    • 1421 Champa, operator's school

    • Teachers stand behind a group of students who work at a switchboard at the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company operator's school at 1421 Champa Street, Denver, Colorado. The women wear headsets and sit in tall chairs facing the...
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    • 1921 June 9
    • Operating room

    • Operators work at a bank of switchboards that line three walls in the Mountain State Telephone and Telegraph exchange building in Pueblo (Pueblo County), Colorado. Wires and plugs crisscross the switchboard panels. A supervisor sits at a desk in...
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    • 1914
    • Lakewood exchange equipment, old exchange switchboard

    • View of a switchboard and circuits at the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company exchange building in Lakewood (Jefferson County), Colorado. Cords are stretched across the work station. A telephone booth is in the corner of the room.
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    • 1915
    • Telephone switchboard

    • A photo of a large wood telephone switchboard. Shows connection wires/cords, connection boards, and speakers.
    • Buckwalter, Harry H.
    • [between 1890 and 1910]
    • First switchboard in Idaho Springs, Anna McKinley

    • A woman telephone operator is sitting at the first switchboard in Idaho Springs, Colorado. The headset she is wearing has a transmitter at mouth level, and wires connected to the board. Her surroundings include: an enclosing wooden railing with a...
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    • 1898
    • Estes Park, Colorado, exchange equipment, switchboard

    • Operators work at the switchboard in the Mountain States telephone exchange in Estes Park (Larimer County), Colorado. The women work in an area separated from the rest of the room by a low divider. A telephone and adding machine sit on a desk...
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    • 1931 July 24
    • Arvada, Colo., exchange equipment, old exchange switchboard

    • Operators work at a switchboard at the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company exchange building in Arvada (Jefferson County), Colorado. The operators wear headsets and sit in tall chairs. Cords are stretched across the work station. A fire...
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    • 1915
    • Exchange equipment, 1421 Champa, toll switchboard under construction

    • View of the switchboard room at the Colorado Telephone Company Building at 1421 Champa Street in Denver, Colorado. The partially constructed switchboards are pulled out from the wall. Wires are draped on the switchboards and lie in clusters on the...
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    • 1903, July 14
    • Toll switchboard and operators - 1421 Champa

    • Interior view of the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company exchange in Denver, Colorado; shows women working at a switchboard. Stenciled letters read: "13."
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    • 1914
    • Fort Morgan switchboard

    • Interior view of a Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company exchange in Fort Morgan (Morgan County), Colorado; operators with headsets sit at a switchboard with a clock and kerosene lamp. Women's outfits include a shawl and upswept hair...
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    • 1914
    • Switchboard

    • View of the switchboard in the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company exchange building in Pueblo (Colorado). Shows wires, headsets, speakers, and circuits. A bare electric light bulb hangs from the ceiling.
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    • 1897 October
    • Delta Exchange equipment - switchboard

    • Interior view of a Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company office in Delta (Delta County), Colorado; shows telephone operators working at a switchboard.
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    • 1914
    • P.B.X. exchange - old switchboard - Denver Tramway Co.

    • Interior view of a Colorado Telephone Company switchboard in the Denver Tramway Company building in Denver, Colorado. Men work at panels with gauges, microphones, speakers, vacuum tubes, and a clock.
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    • 1898
    • Office of the City and County Hospital

    • A group of men sit in an office of Denver General Hospital in Denver, Colorado. A man sits in a chair near a telephone switchboard. Another man sits on a desk near a sign that reads: "County Hospital, 1873." A spittoon is on the floor near a man's...
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    • 1907 October
    • Telephone office in 1915

    • Two female operators are at their switchboards at the telephone office in Montrose, Colorado. The women each wear head-sets which have earphone receivers and transmitters that wrap around to their mouths. Five additional workstations sit idle along...
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    • 1915
    • Limon, Colorado, exchange equipment

    • An operator works at a switchboard at the Mountain States telephone exchange building in Limon (Lincoln County), Colorado. Shows telephone equipment and telephone booths on the far end of the room. The woman wears a headset and polka-dot dress.
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    • 1932 April 14
    • Denver, Colorado, exchange equipment

    • A man works at a teletype machine and switchboard in the Long Lines department at the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company building in Denver, Colorado. Shows machinery and equipment.
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    • 1932 July
    • Colorado Springs, exchange equipment, operating room

    • Operators work at switchboards in the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company exchange building in Colorado Springs (El Paso County), Colorado. The women wear headsets and sit in tall chairs that face their work stations. Cords are strung...
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    • 1915
    • Durango exchange equipment, operating room

    • Telephone switchboards line a wall of the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company exchange building in Durango (La Plata County), Colorado. Cords are strung across the switchboard and numbers identify each work station. A supervisors desk...
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    • 1915
    • Denver Union Depot, public telephones

    • An operator sits at a switchboard near a bank of telephone booths at Union Station in Denver, Colorado. She sits behind a divider and wears a head set. The telephone booths are lined with decorative molded tin and numbers identify each booth. A...
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    • 1915
    • Denver Union Depot, telephone booths

    • An operator sits at a switchboard near a bank of telephone booths at Union Station in Denver, Colorado. A woman sits behind a desk near a sign that reads: "Western Union Telegraph and Cable." The telephone booths are identified by numbers mounted...
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    • 1915
    • Fire alarm system

    • A man sits by a switchboard and a map of Denver with lights at fire station locations in a building in Denver, Colorado. He holds an upright telephone by a desk lamp, speaker, clock, and barometer.
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    • [between 1910 and 1920?]
    • Fire alarm for new system to be built

    • A man sits by a switchboard and a map of Denver with lights at fire station locations in a building in Denver, Colorado.
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    • [between 1920 and 1940?]
    • 1421 Champa, operator's school

    • A teacher demonstrates the operation of a switchboard at the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph building in Denver, Colorado. Women, students in the operator's training program, sit at desks.
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    • 1921 June 9
    • W. Morgan, exchange equipment, terminal room

    • View of the terminal room in the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph exchange building in Morgan (Conejos County), Colorado. A candle stick telephone sits on a desk near other switchboard equipment. Wires, circuits, and control panels line the...
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    • 1914
    • Salida Exchange equipment

    • Interior view of a Colorado Telephone Company office in Salida (Chaffee County), Colorado; shows a switchboard.
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    • 1904
    • Shoshone Power House

    • Interior view of Shoshone Hydroelectric Plant power house in Garfield County, Colorado; shows turbines, generators, switchboard and governor pumps.
    • McClure, Louis Charles, 1867-1957.
    • [1909]
    • Shoshone Power House

    • Interior view of Shoshone Hydroelectric Plant power house in Garfield County, Colorado; shows turbines, generators, switchboard and governor pumps.
    • McClure, Louis Charles, 1867-1957.
    • [1909]
    • Laboratory at Colorado School of Mines

    • Interior view of a laboratory classroom at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden (Jefferson County), Colorado. Shows oak workbenches with drawers and cabinets and probably a tile top. Shows chairs, stools, display cases, and a switchboard. Bare...
    • McClure, Louis Charles, 1867-1957.
    • [between 1915 and 1920?]
    • Electro-Metallurgica[l] Laboratory, Colo. State School of Mines

    • Students pose in the metallurgical laboratory at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden (Jefferson County), Colorado. The men pose near workbenches with gauges and metal discs, a portable kiln or furnace is mounted on casters, a metal gas tank sits...
    • McClure, Louis Charles, 1867-1957.
    • [between 1915 and 1920?]
    • Mabel Soderquist, Willard Telephone Exchange

    • Mabel Soderquist is at her switchboard desk with telephone and directories, in Willard, Logan County, Colorado, wearing a bob haircut, a dress with satin trim, and a neck tassel. Sign reads: "Keep Smiling."
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    • December 31, 1923

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