Punch,  17 (1849), 225 [235].

Music by Electric Telegraph



Illustration, Drollery; Essay, Drollery

Relevant illustrations:



N, pseud.  [William Newman] *


Telegraphy, Railways, Sound, Music, Commerce

    Dicusses news that 'songs and pieces of music' have been carried across the United States via the electric telegraph. Points out that the invention will enable popular vocalists to increase their salaries, and will allow shareholders to sing out for their dividends. Hopes the telegraph will also 'restore harmony to the railway world [...] which has lately been acting by no means in concert'. The illustration shows a woman enjoying music via the telegraph from such musical venues as Hanover Square.

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