As part of our series on Historic Victoria Advertisements, Technology, 1910-1919, here are two 1913 advertisements from the British Columbia Telephone Company (now part of Telus Corporation), on the subject of telephone courtesy and etiquette.
From the ad copy: “The manner in which a person uses a telephone indicates his character to a great extent, and makes either a good or bad impression….Let us throughout the whole house strive to excel in satisfactory telephoning.”
Here are links to some historic photographs of the BC Telephone Company from this period:
- BC Archives photo D-05677 – February 1916; BC Telephone Company staff outside the BC Telephone building, 1321 Blanshard Street, during blizzard of February 1916
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