1990 Phonograph Birthday
1990 Friends of the Phonograph Birthday Party
of the Phonograph celebrated the 113th Birthday at our Oakland-Emeryville
home on December 8, 1990.
birthday party's theme for the night is based on the last manufacturers
ending production of 45 rpms in 1990.
forty years the size and speed of 45's record changer had made
it an incredibly popular format, particularly with the youth,
and since we had all grown up with these records this birthday
party at the end of 1990 seemed an appropriate time to mark
the this transition.
special tombstone display and activity was created entitled
"The 45 Kicks the Bucket - RIP 1949-1990.
and Brenda presenting Mary had a Little Lamb Nursery
Wall Pin-ups by Playroom, ca. 1950's
with his Dinosaur Record Label on wood (rings of the tree are
and Betty Boilesen presented a framed Victor record of James
Whitcomb Riley reciting his poem "Out to Old Aunt Mary's."
You can listen to Harry E. Humphrey performing Riley's poem
from the Edison Blue Amberol record 2539 released in March 1915.
Humphrey's voice is much clearer than the recording made by
Riley who was declining and would pass in 1916.
cheese cake record
hand-etched glass record
45 rpms and record basket
with his Edison's First Talking Machine
submitted his artistic creation in honor of Edison's Phonograph
this creation Matt wrote: "To Edison from Matthew - "This
is my Dad" (instead of "His Master's Voice")
some of the Exhibit submissions
The Christmas Story Leg with a 45 rpm record and taking
pulled back and released to hit "The 45 kicks the bucket"
& her 45's
and Happy Holidays!