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Photostat, Advertisement for a Megalethoscope, Invented by Charles Ponti

This is a Photostat. It was designed by Charles Ponti. It is dated 1862–65 and we acquired it in 1962. Its medium is photostat on white paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Henry E. Simon.

Its dimensions are

26.5 x 37.8 cm (10 7/16 x 14 7/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Photostat, Advertisement for a Megalethoscope, Invented by Charles Ponti; Designed by Charles Ponti (active 1860s); possibly France; photostat on white paper; 26.5 x 37.8 cm (10 7/16 x 14 7/8 in.); 1962-216-1

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