It may run under the tech capital of the U.S., but the BART does a good job of keeping residents of San Francisco connected with old pay phones. Here’s a plus: These still feature the classic 1969 Bell System logo, one of my favorite symbols, designed by Saul Bass. #payphones #payphoneography #bart #sf #sanfrancisco #relics #urbex #bellsystem #reachoutandtouchsomeone

It may run under the tech capital of the U.S., but the BART does a good job of keeping residents of San Francisco connected with old pay phones. Here’s a plus: These still feature the classic 1969 Bell System logo, one of my favorite symbols, designed by Saul Bass. #payphones #payphoneography #bart #sf #sanfrancisco #relics #urbex #bellsystem #reachoutandtouchsomeone

A corner of the Union Square subway station has become an accidental museum of New York telecommunications history. On the left is a pay phone sticker for NYNEX (1994-97) and not far from it, Bell Atlantic (1997-2000). Not surprisingly, the pay phones these stickers were advertising are long gone. #ephemera #streetphotography #ig_subway #stickers #payphones #payphoneography #1990s #nostalgia #retro #vintage

A corner of the Union Square subway station has become an accidental museum of New York telecommunications history. On the left is a pay phone sticker for NYNEX (1994-97) and not far from it, Bell Atlantic (1997-2000). Not surprisingly, the pay phones these stickers were advertising are long gone. #ephemera #streetphotography #ig_subway #stickers #payphones #payphoneography #1990s #nostalgia #retro #vintage

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

One of the last Superman-style phone booths is hanging on in Tarrytown, NY.  It’s a real beaut, but the phone is gone. Duck in for a cell-phone call, or to put on your superhero costume. #phones #payphones #payphoneography #verizon #relics #retro #superman

One of the last Superman-style phone booths is hanging on in Tarrytown, NY. It’s a real beaut, but the phone is gone. Duck in for a cell-phone call, or to put on your superhero costume. #phones #payphones #payphoneography #verizon #relics #retro #superman

There were once 11 payphones lined up on this Grand Central wall. Only 2 remain. #payphones #relics #gct100 #payphoneography #retro

There were once 11 payphones lined up on this Grand Central wall. Only 2 remain. #payphones #relics #gct100 #payphoneography #retro

Yesterday, I turned up an old sign for USWest, the old Baby Bell, along #route66. Here’s a pay phone wrapped in the imagery of its successor, Qwest, which is now CenturyLink. This phone does work. #payphone #payphoneography

Yesterday, I turned up an old sign for USWest, the old Baby Bell, along #route66. Here’s a pay phone wrapped in the imagery of its successor, Qwest, which is now CenturyLink. This phone does work. #payphone #payphoneography

Muldoon’s, a good Irish bar in Midtown with a mean burger, has something else: a functioning pay phone complete with the old Bell Atlantic logo. There’s even a Yellow Pages thrown in for good measure. #bars #nyc #phones #payphoneography

Muldoon’s, a good Irish bar in Midtown with a mean burger, has something else: a functioning pay phone complete with the old Bell Atlantic logo. There’s even a Yellow Pages thrown in for good measure. #bars #nyc #phones #payphoneography

A Bell Atlantic-branded pay phone survives at Pete’s Tavern, appropriate given that this bar, dating to 1864, is among NYC’s most historic. Bell Atlantic was founded in 1984, merged with NYNEX in New York in 1997, and operated under the Bell brand in NYC for three short years until becoming Verizon in 2000. Oh, and guess what? The phone doesn’t work. #phone #payphone #payphoneography

A Bell Atlantic-branded pay phone survives at Pete’s Tavern, appropriate given that this bar, dating to 1864, is among NYC’s most historic. Bell Atlantic was founded in 1984, merged with NYNEX in New York in 1997, and operated under the Bell brand in NYC for three short years until becoming Verizon in 2000. Oh, and guess what? The phone doesn’t work. #phone #payphone #payphoneography