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[Black wax home recording of speech].


Performer name not given or decipherable.


Stream cylinder 13242:

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1907 patent black wax cylinder.


Inscription on box: "EBP / The Heavenly Gate."


Place of recording likely the United States.


Speech, possibly a recitation of a children's story. Broken and repaired, with severe tracking problems; brief portion in middle not transferred.

Collection Information:

The David Giovannoni Collection of home cylinder recordings (Paxton family recordings, Set Number: 338-01, Originally acquired: Chuck Paxton, Union Phonograph Show 2004).

Original Item Location:

Special Coll., Performing Arts - Cylinder 13242

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