Images & Observations

Telegrapher’s Perch

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 24mm ISO 1600 1/10 f/8 =2EV -2EV Lr3, HEP1

This is a period reproduction of a railroad station from 1910 in the San Bernardino Railroad & History Museum.  In so far as it being a historically accurate representation the museum might want to consider re-designating it as a railroad station circa 1920, as the rotary telephone was not invented until 1919.  I do appreciate some of the details, such as the spittoon, the telegraph key (visible in a high resolution view) to the left of the typewriter, and the telegraph receiver above and to the left of the telegraph key.

Please click on the image to view it in high resolution.

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4 responses

  1. interesting view – did you tell them about the phone? funny a museum would make such a mistake.

    January 24, 2012 at 3:30 AM

    • I am giving the museum some slack, and the benefit of doubt in the assumption that they meant to designate the exhibit as “representative of the era of the early 20th century circa 1910.

      January 27, 2012 at 10:45 AM

  2. Nice shot and light.

    January 24, 2012 at 8:25 AM

    • Thanks, Aaron. A mixture of incandescent light and sunlight streaming in through the large windows in the background.

      January 27, 2012 at 10:46 AM

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