Professor Edison Exhibiting the Phonograph to Visitors at his Laboratory, Menlo Park, NJ

Professor Edison Exhibiting the Phonograph to Visitors at his Laboratory, Menlo Park, NJ

An elusive collection of early wax cylinder recordings have been turned up by scholars in Russian archives.  Read the NY Times account (and hear some samples) here.

Image credit: Portrait of Thomas Alva Edison, et al. from Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Family Almanac, 1879; NYPL Digital Gallery ID #1227620

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