Electric Telegraphs for Families
Illustration, Drollery; Essay, Drollery
N, pseud. [William Newman] *
Suggests that the electric telegraph can allow husbands and wives to communicate even though they may not be 'upon "speaking terms"'. Believes the telegraph will facilitate 'reconciliations' owing to the fact that telegraphic messages are bereft of irritating tones of voice. Suggests codes for such questions as, 'When do you mean to get out of your ill-humour?'. The illustration depicts a married couple communicating across a long dining table via the electric telegraph.
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