Ned R. Powley and other officials of the Southern California Telephone Company on the occasion of a historic transatlantic phone call, 1927
- Ned R. Powley and other officials of the Southern California Telephone Company on the occasion of a historic transatlantic phone call, 1927
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- [February 26, 1927]
- Los Angeles Times
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Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection
Similar photo ran with story, "Now It's Voices Instead of Hands Across the Seas," Los Angeles Times, Feb. 27, 1927: 3.
Southern California Telephone Company vice-president and general manager N. R. Powley sits at the head of a table with an old-fashioned "candlestick" telephone. He is accompanied by nine other seated men, some of whom are wearing headphones. Photograph was taken on the occasion of a 10-minute phone call between Powley and H. E. Shreve, assistant to the vice-president of the American Telegraph Company, in his office in London. At that time, the call set a world record for long distance transmission of a human voice.
Related to story, “Pacific Coast Holds Phone Conversation With London,” Los Angeles Times, Feb. 27, 1927: 3.
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- b&w nitrate negative
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