What are Phonographia?

Phonographia are phonograph related ephemera, words and memorabilia that contribute to our memory of the Phonograph.

Phonographia are found in advertisements, personal stories and literature, art, photographs, greeting cards, postcards, cartoons, sheet music and other artifacts that connect the phonograph with respective eras of popular culture. (1)


DB on the Black Rock Desert celebrating the Phonograph

Trumpeting the Revolution! (2)


With the completion of the Phonograph on December 6, 1877 the revolution of recorded sound began, culturally and in rpms.

Sound recording was actually invented twice. But it was Thomas Alva Edison and his head machinist, John Kruesi, who first successfully captured the human voice and played it back on Edison's "Talking Phonograph." (3)

This site celebrates the cultural history of the phonograph up to the present day.

Visit Phonographia galleries - Friends of the Phonograph, PhonoArt, and Factolas - to see a variety of phonograph connections and their impact on popular culture.





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