Antique 1910s Telegraph Insulator Folk Art Love Token

$650.00

A young man shot this company photo at Pittsburgh High Voltage Telegraph Insulator while still an employee. He became an accomplished photographer and town historian. Before all of that, and likely because of it, he fell in love with a girl. History’s sweetest insulator, hand shaped and lop sided with incised inscription that reads: To the Best Girl in Derry - Belle Hughes...

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A young man shot this company photo at Pittsburgh High Voltage Telegraph Insulator while still an employee. He became an accomplished photographer and town historian. Before all of that, and likely because of it, he fell in love with a girl. History’s sweetest insulator, hand shaped and lop sided with incised inscription that reads:

To the Best Girl in Derry - Belle Hughes 1909.

YES, they shared a very long and happy life together with an equally remarkable child whose estate still housed this family totem over a century later. Fairytale Folk Art. Insulator stands 5” and Insulator Company photograph (signed HP - Hilary Paul Noel in Derry PA) measures 7 x 11” with plenty of wear.