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1902 Print entitled A New Use For The Phonograph from The Clown's Duel

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This is a humorous 1902 Print entitled A New Use For The Phonograph from The Clown's Duel and Other Stories Without Words, published by E.S. Gorham (New York).  These 6 narrative color illustrations show two boys listening to a phonograph, when they should be doing their schoolwork.  The teacher comes in and they hide the phonograph behind one boy's back.  The teacher discovers it, takes the phonograph away, and makes them read. The last panel shows both boys reading, while they wear helmets with donkey ears as punishment.  The page measures 9.75" high by 6.625" wide and is a medium-weight tan-colored paper. The final panel appears to be signed R. de la Nepiere(?) 1902.  This 1902 Print entitled A New Use For the Phonograph from The Clown's Duel is in very good condition, although due to the acidic content and age of the paper, the page has yellowed, particularly around the edges.