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Phonographica: The Early History of Recorded Sound Observed

Phonographica: The Early History of Recorded Sound Observed

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This fascinating book deals primarily with accessories items related to the field of antique phonographs. Some of the items included are:

Stock Certificates (Phonograph companies)
Broadside Handbills
Cigar Boxes
Sheet Music featuring early phonographs
Brochures, Catalogs
Views of catalog reprints
Unusual record labels
Dealer Labels of individual phonograph retailers
Print ad copies
Coin Op Talking Machines related
Company literature reprints
Dealer Price Tags
Advertising Pins
Letter Openers
Advertising Toys
Oil Tins (for oiling the mechanism)
Cigarette Dispensers (advertising)
Playing Cards
Trolley Cards
Celluloid Recordings
Stereo Views
Many excellent examples of old, turn of the century photos which incorporate phonographs in their everyday settings within homes of the period.

This reference is certain to become a valuable library asset to phonograph aficionados.

---- copyright 2004, Collector Bookstore


The early history of recorded sound, Mr. Edison's most marvelous achievement, brimmed with graphic imagery - elegant, dazzling and delightful!

Follow these award-winning authors on a bewitching tour of visual artifacts from the phonograph's first fifty years. There are colorful advertising placards, charming publicity posters, clever promotional giveaways, stunning catalog covers, and an astounding selection of gorgeous, hand-painted signs from rare coin-operated record machines. 500 full color illustrations and insightful captions will keep you turning the pages.

An entire chapter is devoted to "real life" images of ordinary people interacting with the new technology - the amazing talking machine. Whether your interest is antique collecting, history, advertising, photography or social science, you will treasure this book.

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  • Phonographica: The Early History of Recorded Sound Observed

    T. Fabrizio & G. Paul


  • Binding: Hard Cover

    Copyright: 2004

    Pages: 224

    Size: 8.5 x 11 in.

    Condition: New

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