[Brown wax home recording of girls singing Upidee and reciting From my arm-chair].

Performers:
Bertha Merrill (?); Margaret Griffith (?).
Release year:

Cylinder 13188

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Notes:
Brown wax cylinder.
Internal announcement: "This song was sung by Miss Bertha [Merrill]. Bertha, you did very well. All the little girls present say so. / From My Arm-Chair, spoken by Margaret [Griffith]."
Place of recording likely the United States.
Recitation of "To Each of the Scholars of Bethany," a text reportedly sent out on cards on special occasions by John Wanamaker; "The Pillar of Cloud," a poem better known as set to music in the hymn "Lead Kindly Light"; and a collect for the second Sunday after Trinity beginning "O Lord, who never failest to help and govern those whom thou dost bring up in they stedfast fear and love."
Language:
Sung in English.
Collection:
The David Giovannoni Collection of home cylinder recordings (Set Number: 310-01, Originally acquired: The Musical Wonder House Collection, 2011).
Original Item Information:
Special Coll., Performing Arts Cylinder 13188