Wednesday, February 18, 2009

WO 6-5758

15 comments:

Mame said...

Okay, so the "WO" is the first part of the phone number but what is WO short for? Wolf? Wool? Wonder?

I love those old phone numbers. I like to think I would've been on the Algonquin exchange if I'd been around back then and had a phone number.

Ken, the green leaves look mighty delicious this time of year...

Virginia said...

Love the title. That's the FIRST thing I spotted was that old phone number. Mine was TRemont 9-9024! Love that long term memory thing. Now where did I put my "short term"??? Is this place stlll in "bidness" KM?

Jarart said...

An awesome old sign!

EV Grieve said...

Nice! Where is this Ken?

Daryl said...

WO Wonderful .. when I was a kidlette our phone # was JE 6-0966 .. the JE was for JEROME ... there was a Jerome exchange in the Bronx.. I wonder if WO is for WORTH

Uma por Dia said...

Always small expresso for me :)

Great photo!

Cyd said...

WO is for "WOrth" Nice Kenny!
http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/lifestyle/1997/04/27/1997-04-27_connection_to_the_past_once_.html

Hope said...

Something told me to ring up your blog tonight! Love the sign!

Lily Hydrangea said...

our phone number was ch9 which was short for chappel 9. I always loved the sound of that. My neighbors was my4, but I can't remember what it was short for. Though her granddaughter & I spent a lot of time eavesdropping & commenting on her party line. Anyone remember party lines?

Grand Life said...

Just discovered your blog and spent 2 hours browsing your posts. New York and Grand Lake, Colorado are my favorite places in the world. We stay at a friends pre-war apartment off Bleeker 2 weeks each year and prowl the streets of the village. Wonderful posts.

Mykola Dementiuk said...

Had a place on 13th Street number was LF3 4314, thought it was for Lafayete but was told it was for Left Foot...Huh? That was my reaction.

http://timesqueer.blogspot.com/

Jill said...

My grandparents were TW6-3940. TW was for Twining.

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Love this photo!

Would be awesome matted and framed.

jeromine said...

Hi Nice Blog .This phone time card is used to track the time and attendance of employees, and at the same time track labor activity against specific parts, jobs, and operations.

Frank Jump said...

This is actually on Thompson Street.