Factolas of Phonographia

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A factola in Phonographia is a fact about the phonograph with a popular culture connection. It can be historical, whimsical, or even can take more than one degree of separation to make its connection.

Select a factola themed gallery from below or use the Factola Table of Contents.


On this Day Calendar

The 'Phone' & 'Graph' Brands

The "-ola" Brand

Dictionary of Phonographia


Record and Album Cover Factolas

Newspapers Named "The Phonograph"

The Phonograph and the Sewing Machine

Record Listening Booths

Tut-mania and the Phonograph

Possibilities and Probabilities

The Evolution of a Revolution

Monopoly and the Gramophone

Hello, Ahoy and Edison

Phonograph Museums

Telephone Call "Hello" Related Records


Telephone and "Hello" Sheet Music


"Hello" for the Telephone Postcards


Courtship, Proposals and the Phonograph


Exposition Universelle of 1889 and the Phonograph



Voyager - The Phonograph Lives!



World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 and the Phonograph


Uncle Sam and Brother Jonathan: Salesmen 1876 - 1900


Uncle Sam and the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893


World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 and the Kinetograph


'bottles it up for future use"


Electrical Association Convention, Buffalo, N.Y., 1892



"Connections and the Phonograph Industry"


Believe it or Not!

A Miscellaneous List of Factolas


Cylinder records referenced in The Christmas of the Phonograph Records


Autostops - "Don't get up"


A Summary of Factola



Teddy Bears and the Phonograph






How We Learn About the Phonograph with Serendipitous Connections



Sounds like a Broken Record



The Regina Company and the What-if?


What is an Opera?


Victor Recordrama Albums


Opera promotion - The Immortal Voice and Rosa Ponselle Recordings


Popular Culture in 1877, the Year of the Phonograph


Six Degrees of Separation



The Phonograph as 'Dining' Entertainer





What Tree Rings Sound Like Played on a Record Player



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