[Brown wax home recording of birthday speeches and singing of hymns by Joseph Sawyer and family, October 22, 1894].
Joseph Sawyer and family..
Channel rim brown wax cylinder.
Inscription on lid: "59 / Grandfather's Birthday / Good"; on bottom of box: "Wishes on Grandfather's Birthday."
Speech made by Joseph Sawyer (1823-1901) on his seventy-first birthday, followed by congratulatory speeches by his wife Ann Maria and by some of his children (including Joseph Dillaway Sawyer, Arthur Wilkinson Sawyer, and Mary Sawyer Rogers) and grandchildren; then male vocal solo, "Rock of Ages," and mixed chorus of "Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow," sung to Old 100th. Transfer made at 49.6 rpm and slowed digitally to current speed.
Sung in English.
The David Giovannoni Collection of home cylinder recordings (Set Number: 352-01).
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