Collection is a photoprint of an early recording session taken about 1900.
Scope and Contents:
The photoprint, probably gelatin silver bromide, is on pink tinted paper, mounted on a small board with a wrinkled, frayed, red ribbon adhered to the upper left corner. The image depicts a sound recording session with an Edison recording machine and five men, three seated, holding two mandolins and a zither. The photographic studio's blind-stamp, including address (256 Main Street, Paterson, New Jersey) is on the mount.
Biographical / Historical:
Print by Gray & Wynkoop of Paterson, New Jersey.
Purchased by the Division of Musical Instruments, now part of the Division of Music, Sports and Entertainment from Keith DeLellis in 1985.
Collection is open for research.
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.