||Original. Les Maitres de L'Affiche PL. 33. Presented in a 16" x 20" acid free museum mat.
"This was the earliest example of live transmission for a fee, a subscriber could listen to an opera or a recital that was being picked up by a telephone hookup. The young woman doing the listening is one of Cheret's most charming models."(Rennert, PAI-XXVII, 353)
An early example of live transmission, the theatrophone allowed a person to pay a small fee to hear an opera or recital over telephone wire.