[Brown wax home recording of man and woman speaking to a graphophone that hadn't been used in about fifteen years, Duck-Puddle Farm near Bristol, Maine, in 1914 or 1915].
Frank Lawrence Embree.
Dark brown wax cylinder.
Male speech, beginning: "Hello, Mister Graphophone. How do you do this evening? Are you quite well?" Speaker notes that it has been fifteen years since he last talked to the graphophone and that it's currently 1915. He states that they're still at the farm in old Duck Puddle but that the last time they "had anything" from the graphophone, about 1902, they were at camp in South Bristol. "All of these records will be very interesting in time to come, when all these people have passed away and only their voices can be heard on yourfrom your graphophone, good bye." Man whistles. Then woman speaks, giving the year as 1914 and stating this is "the first time I've ever had the pleasure of talking to you, Mister Graphophone."
Sung in English.
The David Giovannoni Collection of home cylinder recordings (Frank Lawrence Embree Collection, Set Number: 294-07, Originally acquired: The Musical Wonder House Collection, 2011).
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