Our lady of telephones

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14 Responses to “Our lady of telephones”

  1. noah django says:

    キタ━━━(゚∀゚)━━━!!

  2. Art says:

    WOW~!  What an illustration!

    • Preston Sturges says:

      Typically this was the sort of thing you’d see at the top of a big old stock certificate.  I guess the Treasury Department quality engraving was to prevent counterfeiting.

      This one is tame – a lot of them featured the conceit of bare-boobed-blondes-as-classical-art themes.

  3. Brainspore says:

    Unfortunately the patron goddess of the internet is totally NSFW.

  4. Editz says:

    Based on that thousand yard stare, I’d say she’s on hold.

    • Preston Sturges says:

       I’m not sure how that scroll is staying her lap, because she is clearly sitting in a gale force wind.

  5. DevinC says:

    Watson, come here.  I need you.

  6. pjcamp says:

    Our Lady of Perpetual Gossip?

    Our Lady of the Tubes?

    Saint Lily of Information? Just one moment please, Mr. FuhBuckley.

  7. redesigned says:

    Ma Bell is that you?

  8. diginferno says:

    So that’s why so many people use their phones at inappropriate times: their religion demands it! ;-)

    On a serious note, awesome painting!

  9. ChickieD says:

    Direct line.

  10. This is probably as good a place as any to link to one of my favorite one-act SFF/H plays, Andre de Lorde’s 1902 Au telephone (“At the Telephone”), written for the original Theatre du Grand Guignol.

    http://gaslight.mtroyal.ab.ca/atteleph.htm

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