Project 365 / Day 42 – Dial M for Murder

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That’s the trouble with these latchkeys. They’re all alike.

Canon 7D, 24-105mm f/4.0 L, 0.4 sec at f/8.0, ISO 125, AWB. Lightroom adjustments: Autotone, Medium contrast tone curve, clarity, highlights reduction, YSW Preset: Antique B&W.

23 thoughts on “Project 365 / Day 42 – Dial M for Murder

  1. That’s cool Emily!
    I remember reading that when Hurricane Sandy hit the northeast US and cell service went out many of the younger people did not know how to use a pay phone (if one could be found) but a rotary dial phone?! Forget it.

    • Really? I hadn’t heard that about Hurricane Sandy and the phones. I keep a “land line” handy in case I need to use it when the cable line goes down. You think this one is old…just wait ! I remembered two more in my house to share.

  2. Yesterday was the musical box, today the old rotary phone, I wonder what other treasure you have in store at your home. I like this phone. Mine stopped working or should I say the TELUS took it back!

    • It’s like antique shopping in my own living room. Hubby loves to collect interesting things and over time you forget how special they are. This has been fun rediscovering our “stuff.” I also had forgotten that the phone company owned the phones. Good ol’ Ma Bell.

  3. I love this phone!! And I had a shiver when I read the title. It looks like the movie!! Love the Alfred Hitchcock movies 🙂 Excellent shot 🙂

  4. Love your photo. I have the phone from my grandmothers house that hung on the wall and used a hand krank. She was on a party line in a town of 100 peope. I believe her calls where identified by three rings. It was amazing when the phone was replaced by the model you show above.

    Again, love the photo.

    • Hi Charlie ! I know exactly what type of phone you’re speaking of. I can’t even imagine what it was like being on a party line with everyone listening in on your conversation. I do have two older phones that I really need to share. Thank you so much for your kind compliment.

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