Théâtrophone, Jules Cheret

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Artist   Jules Cheret - View Bio
Title   Théâtrophone
Date Of Work   1896
Dimensions   11.25" x 15.75"
Notes   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.
Price Category   Category B  View Price Categories
Inventory Number   6929