The 1986 Phonograph Birthday

109th Birthday

 

1986 Friends of the Phonograph Birthday Party

 

The Phonograph's 109th Birthday was celebrated in our Oakland-Emeryville home in December 1986.

Phonograph 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.

A 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.

 

 

Courtesy of Allen Koenigsberg and Antique Phonograph Monthly's flexible phonograph disc

 

 

DB in the Phonograph room

 

 

 

Parlor display for Birthday party

 

 

 

Art and postcards displayed going up stairway

 

 

 

Original art submission by Nephew Ryan, age 5

 

 

 

Photograph of Nephew Cameron on December 6, 1986, age 10 months

 

 

 

Dr. Richard D. Ambro, anthropologist, Friend of the Phonograph and roommate

 

Richard wrote the following for the Phonograph's 109th Birthday and thanked Edison who "helped us to capture the wind."

 

 

 

 

 

Bob Gross with pottery Victor HMV Record he made for the Phonograph's birthday

 

 

Sarah Gross with her artistic submission for the Birthday party

 

 

Mark and Pat

 

 

Sandy and Chris

 

 

Brenda and LB

 

 

Brenda and DK

 

 

Birthday card to the Phonograph from Peter and Joellen 1986

 

 

Digital Art Gramophone (also one in blue)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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