[Brown wax home recording of group singing Nearer, my God, to thee and man reciting part of Psalm 103, Auburn (?), Illinois, November 24, 1898].

Numerous named participants.
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Cylinder 12960

Brown wax cylinder.
Man speaks: "Auburn (?), Illinois, November twenty-fourth, eighteen ninety-eight, Thanksgiving Day, at three o'clock PM, at 5615 Superior Street. Present [all names approximated phonetically], Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Crary, Mrs. Peter Prescott, Mr. and Mrs. William P. Taft, George Dunlop, Hattie Crary, Lewis Crary, and the cat, for he wouldn't stay away." Then group sings "Nearer, My God, To Thee" and man recites part of Psalm 103. Note: there is no Superior Street in Auburn, but the place name sounds more like this than like "Austin," where there is such a street, or "Alton," as noted on a modern slip found with the cylinder.
Sung in English.
The David Giovannoni Collection of home cylinder recordings (Set Number: 176-01).
Original Item Information:
Cylinder 12960