Feature Love on the Wire The advent of telecommunications gave rise to a new literary genre through which female telegraphers and writers found social freedoms. Harriet Thompson | Published in History Today Volume 72 Issue 7 July 2022 Telegraphers at work, 1908. Library of Congress/Getty. To continue reading this article you will need to purchase access to the online archive. Buy Online Access Buy Print & Archive Subscription If you have already purchased access, or are a print & archive subscriber, please ensure you are logged in. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any problems.