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Traveler Talks On Pay Phone

New York, New York: c. 1976
A woman traveler talks on a pay phone at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan

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Media ID 9706483

1970s 1976 America American Casual Clothing Communication Connection Convenience Female Indoor Inside Looking Down Luggage Manhattan Mid Adult Women New York One Person Only Phone Phones Seventies Single Person Talking Technology Telephone Telephones Tourist Traveller Travelling Bus Terminal Hand Bag Public Phone Public Telephone Telephone Box Using Phone

This photo print, titled "Traveler Talks On Pay Phone (New York, New York: c. 1976)" takes us back to the bustling streets of Manhattan in the mid-1970s. The image captures a moment frozen in time as a female traveler engages in a conversation on a public pay phone at the iconic Port Authority Bus Terminal. In this vintage scene, the woman sits inside the telephone box with her handbag by her side, showcasing casual clothing that was typical of the era. With her hat adding an air of elegance, she exudes an aura of confidence and independence while connecting with someone through this technological marvel. The photograph not only highlights communication but also serves as a historical artifact symbolizing travel and exploration during that period. The presence of luggage nearby suggests that she is either embarking on or returning from an adventure within America's vibrant cityscape. Through its vertical composition and expertly captured details, this image transports viewers to another time where pay phones were essential lifelines for travelers seeking connection amidst their journeys. It encapsulates both nostalgia for simpler times and admiration for human resilience in adapting to evolving technology. As we gaze upon this remarkable piece from Underwood Archives' collection, it reminds us how photography can preserve moments that would otherwise be lost to time – allowing us to reflect on our past while appreciating how far we have come.

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