Re: "Descriptive specialities" and phonograph ..


Subject: Re: "Descriptive specialities" and phonograph ..
From: Katharine Norman (katharine@novamara.com)
Date: Sun May 08 2005 - 12:00:28 EDT


Philippe-Aubert Gauthier wrote:
> Hello!
>
> I was just reading about "descriptive specialties" and was wondering if anybody
> knows where we can acess such type of phonograph records samples on the
> Internet (or just even phonograph samples ... if there is any).
>
> According to Sterne, descriptive specialities where false simulated events or
> places (specially recreated for a recording machines like the phonograph). Such
> descriptive specialties seems to have been popular around early-nineteenth.
>
> Thanks!
>
lots of interesting early Edison etc at
http://www.edisonnj.org/menlopark/ although not "descriptive
specialities" in particular.

Katharine



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