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US-China Telephone Services Commence – 1937

Posted: April 6th, 2024 | No Comments »

US-China telephone services began on May 19 1937. at the time China had about 170,000 telephones installed nationwide. This is a telephone booth and information office built at Hangchow (Hangzhou) and photographed in 1937 for National Geographic magazine by William Robert Moore, a photographer and the chief of the foreign editorial staff at National Geographic during four decades.

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