Lucy started life as a teaching aid. Built in the days before LED lights, Lucy was stuffed with dozens of small 15 watt lamps that were at one point linked to a control panel that would make them illuminate to show circulation, respiration and other medical phenomena.
Lucy is mounted on a vintage French telephone table, from the days when a house would have only one phone and it would be situated in the hall. Where Lucy now stands there used to be a cabinet which would contain the multiple telephone directories and Yellow Pages that were an essential part of the telephonic process.
In the 1970s telephones were so rudimentary you couldn’t even use them to take a decent selfie.