Vintage Superman-ready built-in phone booth at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Sleepy Hollow. Check out the cool #midcentury seat. Imagine the conversations that were had in this booth. Only thing missing? Well, the pay phone. #payphone #payphoneography

Vintage Superman-ready built-in phone booth at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Sleepy Hollow. Check out the cool #midcentury seat. Imagine the conversations that were had in this booth. Only thing missing? Well, the pay phone. #payphone #payphoneography

The last Bell has tolled: Every single pay phone is gone from this wall at Grand Central Terminal. #payphoneography #payphone #gct #oldschool

The last Bell has tolled: Every single pay phone is gone from this wall at Grand Central Terminal. #payphoneography #payphone #gct #oldschool

The very last pay phone on a once-busy wall at Grand Central Terminal. #payphone #phones #payphoneography #gct

The very last pay phone on a once-busy wall at Grand Central Terminal. #payphone #phones #payphoneography #gct

Decades of pay phone stickers — New York Telephone, NYNEX, Bell Atlantic, Verizon — but no phone. At least this is a nice exhibit on the evolution of telecommunication branding, from the century-old Ma Bell iconography to invented names like Verizon. #phone #payphone #relics #subway #mta

Decades of pay phone stickers — New York Telephone, NYNEX, Bell Atlantic, Verizon — but no phone. At least this is a nice exhibit on the evolution of telecommunication branding, from the century-old Ma Bell iconography to invented names like Verizon. #phone #payphone #relics #subway #mta

A vintage sign in the subway  advises us to call 911 in an emergency. Good luck doing that. Only the traces of the pay phone remain on the column. Well, at least the station has WiFi! #payphone #urbanarchaeology #retrologist #subway #wifi #nyc

A vintage sign in the subway advises us to call 911 in an emergency. Good luck doing that. Only the traces of the pay phone remain on the column. Well, at least the station has WiFi! #payphone #urbanarchaeology #retrologist #subway #wifi #nyc

Old pay phone sign (1984-94) meant to mimic New York Telephone’s #signage. It’s not affiliated with NYNEX, it tells us! #payphone #coldspring

Old pay phone sign (1984-94) meant to mimic New York Telephone’s #signage. It’s not affiliated with NYNEX, it tells us! #payphone #coldspring

The old Bell gives away that this was once a #Verizon #payphone. Now it’s dead, no tone, but still lights up. The Bell was once the symbol of universal service — now it tolls silently for a bygone time.

The old Bell gives away that this was once a #Verizon #payphone. Now it’s dead, no tone, but still lights up. The Bell was once the symbol of universal service — now it tolls silently for a bygone time.

Dead #payphone, with a blacked-out Bell Atlantic logo. You can’t totally paint over the past. #nyc

Dead #payphone, with a blacked-out Bell Atlantic logo. You can’t totally paint over the past. #nyc

Another view of the Frontier Motel. Love how the jaunty #chef in the cafe mural is pointing helpfully to the #payphone, which appropriately belongs to the Frontier telephone company. #route66

Another view of the Frontier Motel. Love how the jaunty #chef in the cafe mural is pointing helpfully to the #payphone, which appropriately belongs to the Frontier telephone company. #route66

An old #payphone at the Petrified Forest visitors center reveals it was manufactured by GTE’s Automatic Electric. GTE is long gone, becoming a part of Verizon in 2000.

An old #payphone at the Petrified Forest visitors center reveals it was manufactured by GTE’s Automatic Electric. GTE is long gone, becoming a part of Verizon in 2000.