This photo shows a telephone switchboard that was probably similar, if not identical, to the one that Dessie (Aston) Harris operated from her home on Brushy Ridge, Marshall County, West Virginia.

The photo is from an undated news article clipped from an unknown newspaper - although it was probably from the Moundsville Daily Echo, Moundsville, West Virginia.

Photograph courtesy of Barb Suarez. Digital scan of original photograph made in 2010 by Jo Ellen Dalton.