Phonograph Multi-Media


Magic Lantern Shows accompanied by period related Phonograph Recordings

 

A Christmas Carol - A Magic Lantern Presentation using Newton & Co. Slides (1884) of Charles Dicken's story accompanied by “The Carol Singers” performing "God rest you, merry gentlemen" on Edison Blue Amberol Record No. 3346 (1917)

 

 

 



A Christmas Carol - A dramatized presentation featuring illustrations from "A Christmas Carol" print editions (1844–1915) and the recording of “The Awakening of Scrooge” on Edison Amberol Record No. 12378 (1911) performed by Bransby Williams as Ebenezer Scrooge as he awakens on Christmas Day.

 

 

 

 


Adventures of a Cyclist - A Magic Lantern Presentation accompanied by The Edison Concert Band playing Ye Ancients March, Edison Gold Moulded Record No. 8946 (1905).



 

 

 

 

 

Adventures of Mr. Snapshot - A Magic Lantern Presentation accompanied by The Edison Military Band performing American Students’ Waltzes, Edison Record No. 8740 (1904)

 




 

 

America - A Magic Lantern Presentation with artwork by Joseph Boggs Beale and accompanied by The Indestructible Military Band performing The Star Spangled Banner and America, Indestructible Record No. 3943 (1908)









 

 

Annie's Treat - A Magic Lantern Presentation accompanied by an 1896 Regina music box playing The Nightingale Song.

 

 





Are Mr. and Mrs. Snapshot at Home? - A Magic Lantern Presentation accompanied by brown wax cylinder recording of Nanon Waltz, circa 1891-1893.

 

 

 



Break the News to Mother - A Magic Lantern Presentation accompanied by J.W. Myers singing Break the News to Mother, Columbia Records.

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

The Cyclists' Elopement - A Magic Lantern Presentation illustrated by Bamforth & Co., (1897) accompanied by Peaceful Henry played by The Edison Concert Band, Edison Gold Moulded Record No. 8562 (1903)

 

Peaceful Henry - Edison Record No. 8562 Release Notes:The Edison Phonograph Monthly 1903; Sheet Music, Dealer Programme

 







 



Killarney - A Magic Lantern Presentation accompanied by Miss Marie Narelle singing Killarney, Edison Gold Moulded Record No. 9081 (1905).


Killarney - Edison Record No. 9081 Release Notes:The Edison Phonograph Monthly; Humourous Incident; Miss Marie Narelle; Killarney painting by French artist Alphonse Dousseau, 1830.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nursery Rhymes - A Magic Lantern Presentation Illustrated by W. Butcher & Sons, London (ca. 1910) accompanied by Thousand-and-One Nights Waltz played by the Edison Concert Band (1908)


 

 

 

 


Moving Pictures accompanied by period related Phonograph Recordings

 

Snowball Fight in Lyon, France 1897 - A Lumière brothers film upscaled, colorized and accompanied by Snow Queen performed by the Indestructible Military Band (1909)








Workers Exit the Lumière Factory in Lyon, France 1895 - A Lumière brothers film upscaled, colorized and accompanied by Everybody Works But Father sung by Bob Roberts, Edison Records (1909)















Other Phonographia Multi-Media

 

 

Edison: From the Telephone and Telegraph Comes the Phonograph - An American Experience video

Discover how one invention led to another when Thomas Edison and his Menlo Park laboratory team refined Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone and, along the way, invented the phonograph, a device, said the New York Times, destined to "entirely eclipse" the telephone.(1)

 

 

 

 

The Phonograph - An American Experience PBS video

 

On December 7, 1877 Thomas Edison demonstrated his phonograph at the New York City offices of the nation’s leading technical weekly publication, “Scientific American.” This video features that event and the fame it brought to Edison (2:14 excerpted from the 2015 PBS American Experience “Edison.”)






 

Friends of the Phonograph Happy Birthday Song - a.k.a. Your Birth Anniversary Song

 


 




Hello or Ahoy? - "Halloo!" "Hello" and Edison

 




 


Ring Out the Bells for Christmas
- Phonograph ephemera accompanied by Ring Out the Bells for Christmas, Edison Record No. 9806 (1907)

 




 

 

 

The Song of Mr. Phonograph - 2016 Version by ©Nick Jester and ©2020 Phonographia











Uncle Josh and the Lightning Rod Agent - Uncle Josh's encounter with a Lightning Rod Agent from his 1905 book Uncle Josh's Punkin Centre Stories by Cal Stewart, "The Talking Machine Story Teller."


 

 

 



Uncle Josh on a Bicycle - Uncle Josh's rides a bicycle for the first time from his 1905 book Uncle Josh's Punkin Centre Stories by Cal Stewart, "The Talking Machine Story Teller.






 



W.K.L. Dickson Greets Friends of the Phonograph - William Dickson moving hat from one hand to another, Edison Studio, May 1891 Courtesy Library of Congress

 

 







WATCH to see and hear the original Edison Kinetophonographic movie that combined sound and film made by W.K.L. Dickson.

Courtesy the Library of Congress

 

 




 

 

 

 




 

The Phonogram, August 1902