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Thursday, July 25, 2013

History: New York Businessmen Use Long Distance Phone Service to Allow a Jersey Shore Vacation

The 11 Sep 1913 edition of The Matawan Journal (pg n7,, cols 4-5) contained the above advertisement for the New York Telephone Company. They were promoting the use of long distance telephone service by New York City businessmen on vacation at the Jersey Shore. "Supervising business affairs by telephone is becoming more and more general, because it increases vacation possibilities without decreasing business efficiency." If they couldn't get away for a week, at least they could spend a weekend, keeping in touch by telephone, the ad said. After all, according to their slogan, "Every Bell Telephone is a long distance telephone."

W H Hall was New York Telephone Company's local agent at 32 Monmouth Street in Red Bank.


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