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    Sale 2440 | Lot 10
    Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
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    • Sale 2440 Lot 10

      Turn-of-the-Century Inventions. Together, 6 illustrations celebrating the telegraph, telephone, X-ray, combustion engine, electric arc furnace, and the phonograph, circa 1910. Watercolor and gouache on stiff paper. Each image measures 84x132 mm; 3 1/4x5 1/4 inches. Not signed. All tipped with archival tissue to window matte, penciled descriptions in French on versos with collector's inked initials "R.E."

      Estimate $2,500 - 3,500

      A curious and very charming group of highly detailed illustrations. Each image has a blank colored band along the top margin and features a central image showing the invention being demonstrated; one corner bears an inset featuring the invention in detail, another corner inset contains a blank outline of a milk can, possibly indicating the company that issued the cards.