[Brown wax home recording of man "celebrating his widowerhood" with friends, Charlestown, New Hampshire].
"Daddy," i.e., Frank Lawrence Embree.
Brown wax cylinder.
List accompanying cylinder case: "(40) Daddy - Celebrating His Widowhood."
Male speech beginning: "Hello, Mister Graphophone. How do you do this evening? We have some friends here this evening in old Number Four [= a nickname for Charlestown, New Hampshire], celebrating my widowerhood, as it was." Speaker introduces Charles Bradford, Daniel Gray, and Walker, and gives date as "March thirtieth nineteen hundred and--," year obscured by miscut groove. Whistling. Partly erased or recorded-over speech towards end.
Sung in English.
The David Giovannoni Collection of home cylinder recordings (Frank Lawrence Embree Collection, Set Number: 294-19, Originally acquired: The Musical Wonder House Collection, 2011).
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