- Chéret, Jules
- People, Science & technology
- Portrait (taller)
- The New York Public Library
- Les maîtres de l'affiche, vol. 1
- Marx, Roger
- Paris: Imprimerie Chaix, 1896
A smiling woman in evening dress looks sideways at the viewer while holding the receivers of a “théâtrophone” to her ears, unheeding of the people standing in line behind her. The théâtrophone was an early distribution service which made it possible to use coin-operated telephonic devices set up in cafés, hotels, etc. to listen to opera or theater performances at a rate of 50 centimes per five minutes.
The caption reads in the original French:
Affiche pour la Compagnie du Théâtrophone.
Keywords: 1890s, 19th century, color, female, periodical, promotional, reference book