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Photographer:
Gray & Wynkoop  Search this
Names:
Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Photographs
Place:
Paterson (N.J.) -- 1900-1910
Date:
ca. 1900.
Summary:
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.
Provenance:
Purchased by the Division of Musical Instruments, now part of the Division of Music, Sports and Entertainment from Keith DeLellis in 1985.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
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.
Topic:
Musicians -- 1900-1950  Search this
Musical instruments -- 1900-1910  Search this
Zither -- 1900-1910  Search this
Mandolin -- 1900-1910  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings -- 1900-1910
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Citation:
Musical Instuments Recording Session Photoprint, ca. 1900, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0194
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Musical Instrument Recording Session Photoprint
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0194