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.


The 'Phone' & 'Graph' Brands

The "-ola" Brand

The Evolution of a Revolution

Dictionary of Phonographia

Phonograph Museums

Possibilities and Probabilities


A Summary of Factolas

"Connections and the Phonograph Industry"

The Phonograph and the Sewing Machine



Tut-mania and the Phonograph

Record and Album Cover Factolas



Voyager - The Phonograph Lives!

Hello, Ahoy and Edison

Sounds like a Broken Record



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


William Jennings Bryan and the Phonograph



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


Bottling Up Sound for Future Use


Believe it or Not!

A Miscellaneous List of Factolas



Record Listening Booths


Monopoly and the Gramophone


Cylinder records referenced in The Christmas of the Phonograph Records


Newspapers Named "The Phonograph"


On this Day Calendar


Autostops - "Don't get up"








How We Learn About the Phonograph with Serendipitous Connections


Teddy Bears and the Phonograph




The Regina Company and the What-if?


What is an Opera?


Six Degrees of Separation


Opera promotion - The Immortal Voice and Rosa Ponselle Recordings


Popular Culture in 1877, the Year of the Phonograph


WWI Visual Culture U.S.A. 1917-1919



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





What Tree Rings Sound Like Played on a Record Player

Enterprise Products at the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893


The Phonograph as 'Dining' Entertainer



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