DescriptionC.S.R. Hamilton Photographs, Ma Bell Conquering the West ca 1890s. Two outstanding Imperial cabinets (8.75" x 6.5") of the installation of long distance telephone lines across Montana by Bozeman photographer C.S.R. Hamilton. The first image shows the workers' tent camp, with a large banner sign that reads: "Rocky Mountain Bell Telephone Co. From Livingston to Missoula. Long Distance Telephone Connecting All Intermediate Points: Livingston, Bozeman, Townsend, Helena, Butte, Anaconda, Philipsburg and Deer Lodge." The second photo is a closer view of the telephone linesmen, posed with their wives and camp dogs on a small hillside. In the background, one man stands nonchalantly halfway up a telephone pole. Affixed to Hamilton's 12" x 10"
Condition: Fine, mounts which show moderate age toning, foxing, chips/ creases, and a few water stains.
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