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Composed by:
Wilhelm Richard Wagner, German, 1813 - 1883  Search this
Recorded by:
Columbia Band  Search this
Created by:
Columbia Records, American, founded 1888  Search this
Owned by:
Vernon Sugg McDonald, American, 1906 - 1982  Search this
Mary Elizabeth Sugg, American, 1839 - 1915  Search this
Diameter: 7 × 1/8 in. (17.8 × 0.3 cm)
78 rpm records
Place collected:
Sugg McDonald House, Sonora, Tuolumne County, Sonora, United States, North and Central America
ca. 1904-1905
A shellac 78-rpm record manufactured by Columbia Phonograph Company. The label, in the center, in white type, reads: [Columbia Disc Record / Condition of Sale / This record is sold upon the express condition that it shall not be copied or duplicated and that the full right of property or possession reverts to the Columbia Phonograph Co. upon violation of this condition. / Columbia Phonograph Co. / New York / London / Grand Prize / Paris, 1900 / Nibelungen March / Wagner / Columbia Band / No. 958 / Patented May 4, 1886, and December 10, 1901.] Under the label there is a series imprinted into the vinyl that reads: 958-6-A. There is a crack in the record on the left side of the label that extends from the center hole to the edge of the record. The back of the record has scratches on it and a piece of paper glued on that reads: [This record is manufactured by the American Graphophone Company under certain patents and licensed or sold through its sole sales agent, the Columbia Phonograph Company, General, subject to conditions and restrictions as to the persons to and the prices at which it may be resold by any person into whose hands it comes. Copies or duplicates must not be made from it. The price of this record throughout the United States is Fifty Cents. No sale is authorized and no license is granted to use this record when sold below that price. / Any violation of any such conditions or restrictions makes the seller or user liable as an infringer of said patents. / American Graphophone Co.]
African American  Search this
Black interiors  Search this
Classical (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bob and Sherri Brennan in memory of Vernon Sugg McDonald
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture