On this Day Factola

July 23


The Birthday of Joellen Lippett, a Friend of the Phonograph




Each year Friends of the Phonograph bring their phonograph inspired artistic creations to display at the Phonograph's birthday party. Joellen's Phonograph Nativity with its wind-up toy Phonograph in the hay-filled crib was one of the most renowned of the art pieces exhibited at December 6 birthday parties.

Joellen was a charter member of the Oakland-Emeryville Friends of Phonography and at another of the phonograph birthday parties she and fellow member Debbie Cooper presented as a gift their hand-painted Friends of Phonography sign. Although the Friends of Phonography was later renamed The Friends of the Phonograph, the original sign continues to greet each year's Phonograph birthday party attendees.












July 23 - On this Day Factola