On this Day Factola

January 9, 1894


"The Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze" received by the Library of Congress for copyrighting

Sneeze-Lore - excerpt from Harper's Weekly, March 24, 1894 titled "The Record of a Sneeze"


Digital scanning courtesy of University of Michigan Library



Watch "The Sneeze" - Filmed on January 7, 1894 (Courtesy The Library of Congress, Washington D.C.)



Fred Ott seated left of Edison, June 16th, 1888 after 72 hour non-stop effort working on Edison's first commercial Phonograph, generally known as the “PERFECTED” Phonograph. W. K. L. Dickson is standing behind Fred Ott.





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