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Phonographia are popular culture connections with the Phonograph.

If it relates, references, or is a reminder of the Phonograph it is an example of Phonographia. (1)



Edison's Menlo Park, New Jersey Laboratory - Birthplace of the Phonograph - Google Virtual Tour

Reconstructed at Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, Michigan


With the completion of the Phonograph at Edison's Menlo Park Laboratory on December 6, 1877 the social, cultural and literal rpm revolution of recorded sound officially began.

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 phonograph and its role in everyday life up to the present day. Ephemeral sound was captured and replayed in 1877 and we still do it today.

Visit Phonographia galleries Friends of the Phonograph, PhonoArt, Factola and PhonoAds to see phonograph popular culture connections from every decade since 1877.





DB on the Black Rock Desert celebrating the Phonograph

Remember the Phonograph!

Trumpeting the Revolution! (2)




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