October 30, 2019

Hello Operator

In its early years, Tudor City offered its residents a wide variety of services ‒ everything from maids and nurses to golf pros and radio repairmen. 

Today's ad, which ran in the Times on July 22, 1930, conjures up a fantasy world wherein a stenographer, for example, could have servants. However, since most of the services came at an additional charge, they remained a fantasy, especially as the Great Depression dug in.

The ad, enlarged, below:

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