Author: Taylor Alvis

White telephone with oval body, handset cradled horizontally across top above clear plastic rotary dial; white coiled cord on left connecting handset to body.
Crossed Wires: The Gendered Technology of the Princess Phone
The ubiquity of smart phones today makes it almost impossible to imagine a time when there were not many choices when purchasing a telephone, and they were not customizable, let alone portable. This began to change in 1959 when Bell Telephone Systems released the Princess telephone as the first phone specifically created for teenage girls...