Early telephones had extremely large dials, which made it difficult for some people to use.  In those cases, the telephone company would send women like these to your house to dial it for you. This was very expensive, but the phone company was a monopoly so they didn’t care.

Early telephones had extremely large dials, which made it difficult for some people to use.  In those cases, the telephone company would send women like these to your house to dial it for you. This was very expensive, but the phone company was a monopoly so they didn’t care.