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

Bertha Merrill (?); Margaret Griffith (?).
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Cylinder 13188

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."
Sung in English.
The David Giovannoni Collection of home cylinder recordings (Set Number: 310-01, Originally acquired: The Musical Wonder House Collection, 2011).
Original Item Information:
Cylinder 13188