10 cents for local calls:)

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedSeptember 7, 2014
TakenSeptember 6, 2014
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure1/60 sec at f/4.5
FlashFlash, Auto-Mode, Return light detected
Focal Length80 mm
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The eyes of understanding may know the hope of His calling...Ephesians 1: 18

My husband and I went to a fish fry on the 5th to celebrate my birthday and just before we left the
restaurant, I got permission from the proprietor to shoot a photo of the reproduction telephone on the wall...He said it doesn't work but just for display. It definitely couldn't be completed as dialed. Can you imagine only paying 10 cents for local calls in the olden days to use a phone in public places? I remember those days clearly and we didn't know then how fortunate we had it compared to the higher prices of today. The restaurant is decorated in red, black and white. It matched the decor beautifully!

I am so glad that I photographed this when I did as since then the restaurant had to close its doors and they are no longer in business.

26 responses

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone gave props (6 Sep 2014):


  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (6 Sep 2014):

    Amazing shot my friend!!! What a great find Andrea!!!

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (7 Sep 2014):


  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (7 Sep 2014):

    This entry has JPG's number!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (7 Sep 2014):

    I remember these!! A great shot for the theme!!

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (7 Sep 2014):

    Awesome find and what a beautiful old pay phone.... I believe pay phones are about obsolete as every one has cell phones these days !

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (7 Sep 2014):

    Well captured! Brings back old memories.

  • William Moore

    William Moore gave props (7 Sep 2014):

    Superb find and photo....haven't seen one of these in decades

  • Kathryn Meyer

    Kathryn Meyer gave props (7 Sep 2014):

    I remember them quite clearly; fine example even if it's only a model. Nowadays, one can hardly find a pay phone at ANY price, making mobile phones a necessity at least while traveling.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (7 Sep 2014):

    I too remember these pay phones and when it cost a dime to make a call. This is a great entry to the theme!

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz gave props (8 Sep 2014):


  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (9 Sep 2014):

    A great find and capture of it!! Pay phones are a rare sighting and this one really shines.. even if it isn't working. I love it!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (10 Sep 2014):

    perfect entry! 10 cents......oh the good ole days.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (10 Sep 2014):

    Love the RED!

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (11 Sep 2014):

    Wow! Great find and entry!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (14 Sep 2014):

    Great entry, Andrea!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (16 Feb 2015):

    Thank you all for the comments and faves!

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (22 Feb 2016):

    a cool theme image! voted!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (23 Feb 2016):

    Fantastic.color standout and llove it..vote

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (23 Feb 2016):

    Endangered species with all the cellphones around.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (24 Feb 2016):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (25 Feb 2016):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (27 Feb 2016):

    Back to vote!!!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (2 Mar 2016):

    Cool find! Well done. Got my vote.

  • Frank Summers

    Frank Summers gave props (10 Mar 2016):

    Nice Old Phone! GMV

  • Sheila Ping

    Sheila Ping   gave props (14 Feb 2018):

    I remember!

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