Talking by Telegraph
N, pseud. [William Newman] *
Telegraphy, Domestic Economy, Politics, Government
Describes applications of the telegraph's 'powers to the operations of everyday life', including the ordering of food and drink, the delivery of Queen Victoria's annual ceremonial speech to the Houses of Parliament, and writing letters to friends. Puzzled as to how 'articles are to be conveyed by scientific or mechanical means'. Illustrations show the telegraph at the dinner table, the House of Lords, and the bathroom.
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