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[Clerks and messengers, Raleigh, North Carolina : photoprint, 1912.]

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Collector:
Western Union Telegraph Company
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item, 6.1" x 9.4"
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1912
[1912.]
1910-1920
Summary:
Photographer unidentified.
Publications:
Reproduced in Thomas C. Jepsen, My Sisters Telegraphic: Women in the Telegraph Office, 1846-1950, Athens: Ohio University Press, 2000, p. 26
Cite as:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
AC0205-0000073 (AC Scan No.)
94-1819 (OPPS Neg.)
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Multiplex operating department, 60 Hudson St. [photoprint]

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Collector:
Western Union Telegraph Company
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item, 6.8" x 9.3"
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1930
1940
[Circa 1930]
1930-1940
Summary:
Photographer unidentified.
Publications:
Reproduced in Thomas C. Jepsen, My Sisters Telegraphic: Women in the Telegraph Office, 1846-1950, Athens: Ohio University Press, 2000, p. 33
Cite as:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Offices
Local number:
AC0205-0000074.tif
89-12929 (OPPS Neg.)
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[Printer department operators on break, Dallas, Texas [photoprint]

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Collector:
Western Union Telegraph Company
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item, 6.0" x 9.3"
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Dallas (Texas)
Texas
Date:
1912
[1912.]
1900-1920
1910-1920
Summary:
"Beat this if you can," written in the margin. Photographer unidentified.
Publications:
Reproduced in Thomas C. Jepsen, My Sisters Telegraphic: Women in the Telegraph Office, 1846-1950, Athens: Ohio University Press, 2000, p. 26
Topic:
Offices
Local number:
AC0205-0000075 (AC Scan No.)
94-1818 (OPPS Neg.)
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American Telegraph Company Building, 145 Broadway [photoprint]

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Collector:
Western Union Telegraph Company
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item, 9.8" x 7.8"
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Place:
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1866
[1866.]
Summary:
Copy of a lithograph? Artist and photographer unidentified.
Publications:
Reproduced in Thomas C. Jepsen, My Sisters Telegraphic: Women in the Telegraph Office, 1846-1950, Athens: Ohio University Press, 2000, p. 83
Cite as:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Buildings
Local number:
AC0205-0000076 (AC Scan No.)
89-12925 (OPPS Neg.)
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Take Pride in Your Job / and in Your Appearance / Correctly Uniformed Western Union Messenger

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Sponsor:
Western Union Telegraph Company
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 5.9" x 4.0"
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Date:
1920
1940
Circa 1920-1940
Summary:
Photomechanical reproduction of a photograph of a young uniformed messenger, multi-colored, with notes about specific points of correct attire, and arrows pointing to the figure.
Cite as:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Telegraph--Employees
Messengers
Telegraph, Wireless
Uniforms
Local number:
AC0205-0000106 (AC Scan)
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The Cabled Photo Is Perfected / This picturegram was cabled by Western Union from London to New York, April 1, 1939; crossed ocean in 20 minutes. It shows W. U. messenger boys delivering catalogs. [Caption below image] [Black and white picturegram]

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Collector:
Western Union Telegraph Company
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 6.4" x 4.25"
Type:
Cablegrams
Albums
Clippings
Cable photographs
Photographs
Date:
1939
1930-1940
1930-1950
Summary:
Reproduction of photograph pasted in scrapbook marked "newsclipping album"; photographer unidentified.
Cite as:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Telegraph--Employees
Messengers
Local number:
AC0205-0000085 (AC Scan)
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[Blank telegram form for Democratic National Convention, Chicago 1932, with shadow images of Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, and Woodrow Wilson : printed form.]

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Collector:
Western Union Telegraph Company
Subject:
Jackson, Andrew 1767-1845
Wilson, Woodrow 1856-1924
Democratic National Convention (1932 : Chicago, Ill.)
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 7.2" x 8.7"
Type:
Telegrams
Forms (documents)
Place:
Chicago (Ill.)
Date:
1932
Cite as:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Democratic Party
Telegraph, Wireless
Local number:
AC0205-0000028.tif (AC Scan)
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Telegraph here Western Union [sign painted on mat board]

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Collector:
Western Union Telegraph Company
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 11.0" x 18.1"
Type:
Signs (declaratory or advertising artifacts)
Date:
1950
Undated
Cite as:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Telegraph, Wireless
Local number:
AC0205-0000026m.tif (AC Scan)
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[Blank telegram form for Democratic National Convention, 1936. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: printed form.]

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Collector:
Western Union Telegraph Company
Subject:
Democratic Party
Democratic National Convention (1936 : Philadelphia, Pa.)
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 7.0" x 8.5"
Type:
Telegrams
Forms (documents)
Place:
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Date:
1936
printed form
Summary:
Form bears imprint of Liberty Bell with heading, "Democratic National Convention / June 1936 / Philadelphia".
Cite as:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Telegraph, Wireless
Political conventions
Liberty Bell
Local number:
AC0205-0000027.tif (AC Scan)
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[Woman seated in front of and typing on a Western Union Teleprinter; Black-and-white photoprint.]

view [Woman seated in front of and typing on a Western Union Teleprinter; Black-and-white photoprint.] digital asset number 1
Collector:
Western Union Telegraph Company
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item, 9.9" x 8.1"
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1944
May 16, 1944
1940-1950
Summary:
"No objection to publication, Bureau of Public Relations, War Department, Washington" stamped on back of photo.
Cite as:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Typists
Women in war
Labor
World War, 1939-1945
Telegraph, Wireless
Local number:
AC0205-0000022.tif (AC Scan)
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[Woman seated in front of and typing on a Western Union Telekrypton, black-and-white photoprint]

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Collector:
Western Union Telegraph Company
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item 8.1" x 10.0"
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1941
1945
Circa 1940
1940-1950
Cite as:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Labor
World War, 1939-1945
Women employees
Typists
Telegraph, Wireless
Local number:
AC0205-0000023.tif (AC Scan)
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[Woman seated at work station gumming down strips of type on telegram form. Black-and-white photoprint]

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Collector:
Western Union Telegraph Company
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item, 3.5" x 4.8"
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Date:
1940
1950
Circa 1940's
Cite as:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Labor
Women employees
Telegraph, Wireless
Local number:
AC0205-0000025.tif (AC Scan)
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[Woman seated in front of and typing on a Western Union machine with tape coming out of side : black-and-white photoprint]

view [Woman seated in front of and typing on a Western Union machine with tape coming out of side : black-and-white photoprint] digital asset number 1
Collector:
Western Union Telegraph Company
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item, 7.4" x 8.6"
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1930
1950
Circa 1930-1940
1930-1940
1900-1950
Cite as:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Women employees
Telegraph, Wireless
Typists
Local number:
AC0205-0000024.tif (AC Scan)
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Penzance Cable Station [Penzance, England, 1925; black--and-white photoprint]

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Collector:
Western Union Telegraph Company
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item, 4.2" x 5.0"
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Place:
England
Penzance (England)
Date:
1925
Cite as:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Buildings
Telegraph, Wireless
Local number:
AC0205-0000021.tif (AC Scan)
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[Interior and exterior views of the Western Union Cable System office, in Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland, England : 2 photoprints mounted on one sheet of black paper]

view [Interior and exterior views of the Western Union Cable System office, in Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland, England : 2 photoprints mounted on one sheet of black paper] digital asset number 1
Collector:
Western Union Telegraph Company
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper, mounted on black paper
1 item. 10.9" x 8.4"
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Newcastle upon Tyne (England)
England
Northumberland (England)
Date:
1924
December 1924
1920-1930
Summary:
Captions: (Top) "#1 Side St., Newcastle-on-Tyne [sic], Northumberland, England / Dec. 1924"; (Bottom) "Newcastle-on-Tyne Office / Dec. 1924."
Cite as:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Offices
Telegraph, Wireless
Local number:
AC0205-0000020.tif (AC Scan)
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[Tube Center at Western Union's 60 Hudson Street, New York, New York building, with women employees : black-and-white photoprint.]

view [Tube Center at Western Union's 60 Hudson Street, New York, New York building, with women employees : black-and-white photoprint.] digital asset number 1
Collector:
Western Union Telegraph Company
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item, 7.5" x 9.4"
Type:
Photographs
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1940
Circa 1940
1930-1940
1900-1950
Summary:
Caption (on negative) : "Tube Center / 60 Hudson St. / New York." Shown are four female employees and three male employees.
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Western Union Telegraph Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Labor
Women employees
Telegraph, Wireless
Local number:
AC0205-0000019.tif (AC Scan)
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[Morse Recorder. Black-and-white photoprint.]

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Collector:
Western Union Telegraph Company
Inventor:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese 1791-1872
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item, 9.0" x 7.4"
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Date:
Undated
Cite as:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Telegraph, Wireless
Local number:
AC0205-0000018.tif (AC Scan)
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The Commercial Cable System in operation at Chicago / World's Columbian Exposition / Compliments of the Commercial Cable Co. / Mackay-Bennett System [pamphlet]

view The Commercial Cable System in operation at Chicago / World's Columbian Exposition / Compliments of the Commercial Cable Co. / Mackay-Bennett System [pamphlet] digital asset number 1
Collector:
Western Union Telegraph Company
Author:
Commercial Cable Company
Subject:
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 5.4" x 7.8"
Type:
Pamphlets
Date:
1900
1910
1893
1900-1910
1900-1930
Summary:
Concise History / of the / Atlantic Cable / and the / Commercial Cable Company; contains many images related to the company history.
Cite as:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Cable
Telegraph, Wireless
Ships
Local number:
AC0205-0000102-01 (AC Scan)
AC0205-0000102-02 (AC Scan)
AC0205-0000102-03 (AC Scan)
AC0205-0000102-04 (AC Scan)
AC0205-0000102-05 (AC Scan)
AC0205-0000102-06 (AC Scan)
AC0205-0000102-07 (AC Scan)
AC0205-0000102-08 (AC Scan)
AC0205-0000102-09 (AC Scan)
AC0205-0000102-10 (AC Scan)
AC0205-0000102-11 (AC Scan)
AC0205-0000102-12 (AC Scan)
AC0205-0000102-13 (AC Scan)
AC0205-0000102-14 (AC Scan)
AC0205-0000102-15 (AC Scan)
AC0205-0000102-16 (AC Scan)
AC0205-0000102-17 (AC Scan)
AC0205-0000102-18 (AC Scan)
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[Cable station at Hearts Content, Canada : twenty-eight assorted photonegatives.]

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Collector:
Western Union Telegraph Company
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on film
28 items, assorted sizes
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Canada
Date:
1900
Undated
1890-1900
Cite as:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Cable stations
Telegraph, Wireless
Local number:
AC0205-0000014-01.tif (AC Scan)
AC0205-0000014-02.tif (AC Scan)
AC0205-0000014-03.tif (AC Scan)
AC0205-0000014-04.tif (AC Scan)
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Early street scene in New York City before telegraph wires were laid underground. Maze of wires is in the vicinity of Old Western Union Headquarters, 195 Broadway. [illustration.]

view Early street scene in New York City before telegraph wires were laid underground. Maze of wires is in the vicinity of Old Western Union Headquarters, 195 Broadway. [illustration.] digital asset number 1
Collector:
Western Union Telegraph Company
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item, 13.9" x 11.0"
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Place:
Broadway (New York, N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1900
Undated
1890-1900
Cite as:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Telegraph, Wireless
Local number:
AC0205-0000013.tif (AC Scan)
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