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Title Sepia-tone photo of Rita Field & other women telephone operators, Jersey City, n.d., ca. 1930-1935.
Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 2014.065.0040
Collection Hildemann & Field Families Collection
Credit Gift of John & Mary Joy Field Sestanovich.
Description Sepia-tone photograph of Rita Field and other women telephone operators, Jersey City, no date, circa 1930-1935.

8" x 10" wide print, damaged with large losses. Photographer not indicated. Reverse has multiple notations in pencil and ink.

Rita Field is first woman standing at the left. A Hoboken resident, she was known as Rita, but full name was Marguerite V. Hildemann prior to her marriage. None of the other twelve women are identified.

Notations on reverse:
[pencil]
Health Course N.J.
Jersey City
Montgomery Central Office Girls
[modern ink - blue]
Rita Field (2nd row 1st on left)
[modern ink - black]
Phone Operators

Identification by donors John & Mary Joy Field Sestanovich (Rita Field was her mother.)

Photographer n/a
Place Jersey City
Date 1930-1935
Year Range from 1930
Year Range to 1935
People Hildemann, Marguerite V.
Field, Rita
Search Terms New Jersey Bell
Orig/copy Original
Caption telephone operators (cropped, enhanced)
Imagefile 304\20140650040-3.TIF
Classification Women
Interiors
Education
Communications & Public Utilities