The Pocket Telephone: Century-Old Comic Predicting the Horrors of the Mobile Phone

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Early 1900s comic predicts the mobile phone. Calls the prospect a “modern horror.” This cartoon by W.K.Hasleden was published in the Daily Mirror in 1919 with the following title: ‘The Pocket Telephone: When will it ring!’

The accompanying text reads: “The latest modern horror in the way of inventions is supposed to be the pocket telephone. We can imagine the moments this instrument will choose for action!”

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