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Creator, Jules Cheret, was a French Poster illustrator and Graphic Designer nicknamed "father of the modern poster". He is also known as the "father of womens liberation" for his portrayal of free and happy women in his posters. Worked directly onto…

Drawing of the public listening area for Ader's telephone system at the 1881 Exhibition de l'Électricité. Listeners gather at individual listening stations placed along the walls. The sound was then listened to through 2 "transducteurs" that were…

The 1889 Exposition Universelle (World Fair) prominently showcased several exciting new technologies, among them the théâtrophone. For a small fee, fair-goers could use this new technology to listen to a few minutes of a live operatic performance at…

Public perception of the function of a Theatrophone and it's many features.

These locations would function as transmission centers for Théâtrophone subscriptions to its patrons. There would have also been coin-operated receivers placed in hotels and cafés that would charge 50 centimes for 5 minutes of listening. Subscription…

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Schedule of opera performances being broadcasted over the Théâtrophone network; shows were listed under certain theaters where each operas were playing.

"Fig. 1 - Listening of the theatrophone in the living room of a large hotel in Paris - External appearance of the device."

Galerie des Machines
A collection of images from the 1889 Paris World's Fair: exhibits, construction, the théâtrophone
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