1986 Phonograph Birthday
1986 Friends of the Phonograph Birthday Party
Phonograph's 109th Birthday was celebrated in our Oakland-Emeryville
home in December 1986.
Christmas ads filled the walls along with phonograph postcards
and 'original' FOTP art pieces as guests had been invited to
submit a "work" inspired by the Phonograph for the
Phonograph Art Exhibit.
phonograph concert was also held featuring "Home Sweet
Home" by the Columbia Phonograph Co., circa 1896, "Stars
and Stripes for Forever March" from circa 1898 and an Edison
Advertising Cylinder by Len Spencer circa 1906.
in the Phonograph room
display for Birthday party
and postcards displayed going up stairway
art submission by Nephew Ryan, age 5
of Nephew Cameron on December 6, 1986, age 10 months
Richard D. Ambro, anthropologist, Friend of the Phonograph
wrote the following for the Phonograph's 109th Birthday and
thanked Edison who "helped us to capture the wind."
Gross with pottery Victor HMV Record he made for the Phonograph's
Gross with her artistic submission for the Birthday party
card to the Phonograph from Peter and Joellen 1986
Art Gramophone (also one in blue)