Re: "Descriptive specialities" and phonograph ..

Subject: Re: "Descriptive specialities" and phonograph ..
From: Katharine Norman (
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 although not "descriptive
specialities" in particular.


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