[1899 Edison Phonograph:] What Will You Do in the Long, Cold, Dark, Shivery Evenings? .... Why!!! Have a Phonograph, of Course [opening lines of illustrated broadside].
[1899 Edison Phonograph:] What Will You Do in the Long, Cold, Dark, Shivery Evenings? .... Why!!! Have a Phonograph, of Course [opening lines of illustrated broadside].

[1899 Edison Phonograph:] What Will You Do in the Long, Cold, Dark, Shivery Evenings? .... Why!!! Have a Phonograph, of Course [opening lines of illustrated broadside].

“The Human Voice ... the Boom of the Gun…”


Circa 1899 broadside capitalizing on Thomas Edison and his remarkable phonograph, first invented in 1877: “There is nothing equal to it in the whole Realm of Art. It imitates any and every Musical Instrument, any and every natural sound, faithfully.”

The broadside presciently remarks: “Every home will sooner or later have its phonograph as a necessity” and suggests its economical nature, attainable for the American household: “Brought within reach of every family by Mr. Edison.”

Small pinholes at each corner suggest this example was posted and publicly displayed.


Description: [1899 Edison Phonograph:] What Will You Do in the Long, Cold, Dark, Shivery Evenings? .... Why!!! Have a Phonograph, of Course [opening lines of illustrated broadside].

[New Jersey? ca. 1899, per internal date]. Illustrated Broadside. 14 x 10 inches. Printed in two colors. Upper left corner with some crease lines; small paper tear; other light handling wear; very good.

[3728736]

Not noted in OCLC.


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