New York, NY
The Party Line. Norman Rockwells 1919
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THE PARTY LINE. Norman Rockwell's 1919 magazine cover of LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY NEWSPAPER , illustrates an elderly women shocked at what she hears by her party line eavesdropping. Throughout much of the 20th century, phone users shared lines with as many as ten households. When the line was in use, any of the other parties could listen to their neighbors' conversations.
December 4th, 2011
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