On this Day Factola

January 1

Happy New Year and the Phonograph

 

Phonograph connections with January 1 and the New Year have multiple connections in popular culture. Phonograph dealers could issue calendars each year promoting the phonographs they sold and their store. Advertisements could introduce new models for the year or simply welcome the year and wish all of their potential customers a "Happy New Year." New Year's postcards could include phonographs.

 

 

 

 

 

Sonora 1922 Calendar

 

 

 

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Edison advertisement for December 1904, The Edison Phonograph Monthly

 

 

 

Edison advertisement for January 1905, The Edison Phonograph Monthly

 

 

 

 

 

"New Year's Greetings to the Trade", The Talking Machine World, January 1907

 

 

 

The Talking Machine World, January 1916

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LISTEN
to Auld Lang Syne performed by the Mediaeval Baebes, 2014 and accompanied by Happy New Year phonograph ephemera.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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