Location: Hamakua Coast, Big Island, Hawaii
Have you noticed that ever since mobile phones exploded onto the scene, you see fewer and fewer public telephones? Even at airports, which used to have banks and banks of pay phones everywhere, you'd have to search for one these days. They are a dying breed.
Here is a photo of a roadside public telephone near the scenic lookout above Waipi'o Valley on Hawaii's Big Island. When I saw it, I decided I had better photograph it and archive the image for posterity, lest we forget what these look like! Note that this specimen even includes a rare accessory: a phone book.