Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Before They Disappear - Pay Phone

Pay Phone
Lander Valley Hospital
Lander, WY
Late Summer 2013
I am still on the look-out for pay phones in my community.

This summer, Sheila spotted this one at the Lander hospital. We had just finished visiting a friend who was in the ICU when Sheila pointed to the phone tucked in a small cubby hole. It's a good thing Sheila has sharp eyes and that my cell phone is capable of taking photos, or I would have missed documenting this vanishing American icon.

Previous posts about pay phones, can be seen here.


11 comments:

  1. I need to look around here to see if there are any left around.

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  2. I never think to look for them until I see one of your photos. Hopefully this time I'll remember.

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  3. Neat!! I think I'll start watching for the beloved payphones. I was saved by such a phone on several occasions when I was young and drove a "junker" car that was constantly breaking down. Those were the days when we carried "mad money" and wow was I mad at that car!

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  4. Good idea to take pictures. My grandchildren will never know what one of those are.

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  5. Isn't that something? Good photo. It may not be long before pay phones are gone. They'll be in same area as typewriters in the museums. Ha.

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  6. Good catch, to both of you. I saw a tv show the other day where the people walked up to a phone booth (well a covered phone on a pole) on the street, and I thought there was no way there was really a phone on the street like that.

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  7. We are always surprised when we see them....great picture and so smart to take it!!!

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  8. Last weekend I actually saw someone talking on a payphone. It was in a "not so nice" neighborhood in Orlando. We were going down the expressway or I would have tried to capture a picture. LOL (Or maybe not, considering the neighborhood.)

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  9. I'm going to have to send you a picture of some phone booths. One of the buildings at the old hospital I work for still has the booths.

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  10. Oh, look! I found it! Here's the post about the Art Deco Building. http://workknitstudy.blogspot.com/2013/06/some-art-deco-beauty.html

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