1987 Phonograph Birthday
1987 Friends of the Phonograph Birthday Party
Friends of the Phonograph's 110th Phonograph Birthday
was celebrated in our Oakland-Emeryville home on December 5,
important part of the birthday venue was the 2nd Annual Phonograph
Art Exhibit which this year featured the unveiling of internationally
famous textile artist Sheila O'Hara's newest work "First
Recorded Sighting of the Little Nipper from Earth."
excellent works inspired by Nipper and the Phonograph were also
submitted and appreciated by all.
The Great Train Robbery and The Voice of the Violin
were also shown as part of the Phonograph Film Festival.
by Sheila and Nipper in preparation for the Phonograph's 110th
in Nipper room - The party begins!
Nativity Scene - The birth of the Phonograph in the crèche
holding her record themed cheese log
Record Player Art Piece 1987
Nipper Art Submissions - Nipper card and Storybook "The
Adventures of Nipper"
had an opportunity to use Nipper for advertising his Phonograph
since the original painting by the artist Francis Barraud did
have Nipper listening to an Edison Phonograph. When Edison declined
to purchase the rights to this painting the Victor Talking Machine
Company paid Barraud to paint over the Edison Phonograph with
a Type B Victor machine (often referred to as the Trademark
Thus Nipper had a new owner and the course of advertising history
was changed. His Master's Voice was not to be Edison's.
of Debbie's Nipper Card (above)
lecture and movie presentations in the Great Room