CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- We take for granted the wonderful technical age we enjoy today as we see this photo of the Charleston main telephone exchange that was on Lee Street circa 1940.
Count the operators if you wish -- close to 30!
See the three electric fans in an effort to cool the women.
They were working so hard that I doubt they paid much attention to perspiration.
I wonder how they learned what must have been a really demanding job for young women not long out of high school.
Possibly some of these ladies went to war from 1941-1945. God bless them. Photo from Richard Andre