I also am lucky enough to have some old black and whites of both Fritz and I as children as well as some of our parents. Those are prominently displayed under glass at my computer desk. And yes, that is a very old telephone on the left corner, and yes it works and yes, we still use it. Love the ring. By the way, it is a novelty for my girls to show their friends. Most have never seen a rotary dial phone before, let alone used one. It's rather humorous to watch.