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What are Phonographia?

Phonographia are popular culture connections with the Phonograph.

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

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

Reconstructed at Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, Michigan

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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 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 remembers the phonograph primarily with examples from popular culture showing how it has been part of daily life from its beginning up to the present day. 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 connections from every decade since 1877.

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DB on the Black Rock Desert celebrating the Phonograph

Remember the Phonograph!

Trumpeting the Revolution! (2)

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