Street scene photograph showing the location of Dayton area telephone poles and telephone lines. Photograph No. 27, On Western Avenue (later James H. McGee Boulevard), at Third Street, looking northwest. In addition to the telephone pole lines, the photograph shows: West Dayton businesses primarily, with a few residences in the background, many parked automobiles. In the righthand foreground is what appears to be a general store, with signs advertising many household items. Other advertising visible in the photo includes: Sellenberger Bros. Vulcanizing, "Free Air" (next to two tires), Lowe Brothers paints, Mellotone, and Champion spark plugs. A mailbox is featured prominently in the foreground also.
"Photographs of Telephone Pole Lines of The Ohio Bell Telephone Company Dayton District" by E.E. Brownell (March 1923)
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MS-70: Dayton Telephone Pole Line Photographs
Photographic print, black and white
Fritsch, R. E., "No. 27, On Western Avenue, at Third Street, Looking Northwest" (1923). Dayton Telephone Pole Line Photographs (MS-70). 27.
Western Avenue; James H. McGee Boulevard; Third Street; Dayton (Ohio); West Dayton; Streets--Ohio--Dayton; Business Districts; Houses; Advertising