College students calling home in the seventies
We all miss our families and friends back home when we go off to college, but luckily for us, these days, talking with our family on the phone is easier than ever. We can call, text or even have a video call anytime we want – we don’t have to wait in line for a public phone, since we all carry our cellphones in our pocket.
Back in the seventies, however, it was another story. This photo depicts a group of college students at a girls’ dormitory, making their daily calls to their loved ones back home. Every evening, they would gather in the communal area and wait their turn to phone home, while making chitchat and catching up with the other girls. Back then, they remembered all the numbers by heart, and they didn’t get much privacy during their calls – but they don’t seem to mind!