Here is an interesting image being passed around the Internet. I haven’t found the source of this, but I assume it’s an advertisement during the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic. I also found the same image with Rocky Mountain Bell as the advertiser, so I assume the Bell System passed this around for any subsidiary to use.
This is a very interesting and surprisingly busy time for telephone engineers. In my day job, I work for a large healthcare company and we have been shifting traffic and installing a lot of hands-free devices so nurses do not have to touch the phone, thus saving gloves.Our team is hard at work to make sure the phones can handle the traffic. Perhaps you have similar stories of having to support a large mobile workforce?