Thursday, September 27, 2012

From the past....

Relics of the past.  Three manual phones (yes, of course some of us still have them), and a SKJ Yugoslav Communist Party flag. (Some people still have those, too!)  The only things on this photo that are present-day are the crocheted doilies, sold on Knez Mihailova street by the ladies who make them.  The phones were for sale, too; not sure about the flag...

11 comments:

Bergson said...

très jeune j’installait ces téléphone chez les abonnés

TheChieftess said...

Remember waiting for the dial to return to the beginning each time you dialed???

Birdman said...

Of course, we all had them at one time or another. Well, except for the youngens among us.

Birdman said...

Of course, we all had them at one time or another. Well, except for the youngens among us.

Alexa said...

My grandmother had one like the one on the left, only hers was black—and it sat on a little table in her dining room, on top of a—yes—hand-crocheted doily. Great find, Bibi!

Olivier said...

une partie de l'histoire, maintenant on repropose des telephones avec ce design mais modernes, comme quoi tout redevient a la mode

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

What a great composition to go with this eclectic collection of objects... The phones are fascinating with the rotary dials and yes, I do remember them!

Bises
Genie

Lowell said...

Ah, the good old days. I haven't seen one of those phones for a long time. Most people around here have given up their land lines and are using only cell phones! Nice photo, Bibi!

Daryl said...

we not long ago got a old Princess phone - remember those? - to use should there be a power outage .. the last black out we were w/o anyway to contact other family because we had no working phone!

Virginia said...

OH I want the one on the left please. I can still remember the feel of these in your hand and the sound the rotary dial made.
V

TheChieftess said...

I won't give up my land line either!!! I much prefer to talk on the land line....and I totally agree about the emergency concept!