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- Paterfamilias (in Wilton Place): 'Beatrice, come closer, I want to whisper.'
- Beatrice (from Ceylon): 'Yes, Papa dear.'
- Paterfamilias: 'Who is that charming young lady playing on Charlie's side?'
- Beatrice: 'She's just come over from England, Papa. I'll introduce you to her as soon as the game's over?'
George du Maurier's cartoon of 'an electric camera-obscura' is often cited as an early prediction of television and also anticipated the videophone, in wide screen formats and flat screens. The screen is approximately 2 metres wide and appears to have an aspect ratio of 2.7:1, the same as Ultra Panavision. Artist: George Du Maurier, Published: Almanack for 1879
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