C1886

The Telephone Exchange.

Artist:

William Thomas Smedley (1858 - 1920)

Early image of colonial telephony in Australia. The first telephone service was in 1879, with the first telephone exchange opening in Melbourne in 1880. 

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Full Title:

The Telephone Exchange.

Date:

C1886

Artist:

William Thomas Smedley (1858 - 1920)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

162mm 
x 112mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Telephone Exchange. - Antique Print from 1886

Genuine antique
dated:

1886

Description:

Early image of colonial telephony in Australia.

The first telephone service was in 1879, with the first telephone exchange opening in Melbourne in 1880. 

Biography:

William Thomas Smedley (1858-1920)

Smedley was born in Pennsylvania , worked on a newspaper, then studied engraving and art in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He settled in New York in 1880. His first illustrations were for the series Picturesque Canada and in 1905 became a member of the National Academy of Design. Most of his art was illustrative but he also painted portraits and watercolours, receiving the Evans Prize of the American Water Color Society in 1890, and a bronze medal at the Paris Exposition of 1900.

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