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

A Summary of Factolas



Dictionary of Phonographia

Phonograph Museums

Possibilities and Probabilities

"Connections and the Phonograph Industry"



The Phonograph and the Sewing Machine



Tut-mania and the Phonograph

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

World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 and the Phonograph

Uncle Sam and the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893

William Jennings Bryan and the Phonograph


Uncle Sam and Brother Jonathan: Salesmen 1876 - 1900

World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 and the Kinetograph

Bottling Up Sound for Future Use

Believe it or Not!

A Miscellaneous List of Factolas


The Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915

Monopoly and the Gramophone

Voyager - The Phonograph Lives!

Newspapers Named "The Phonograph"


On this Day Calendar

Autostops - "Don't get up"

Six Degrees of Separation

Teddy Bears and the Phonograph



The Regina Company and the What-if?

What is an Opera?

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

Why December 6th?


Learning about the Phonograph with Serendipitous Connections

Fairs, Festivals and the Phonograph

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

Enterprise Products at the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893


Novel Uses for the Phonograph

The Phonograph as 'Dining' Entertainer

Newspaper Clippings and the Phonograph

John Kruesi - The Man that Built the First Phonograph


Popular Culture in 1877, the Year of the Phonograph




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