Written Works with Phonograph Connections

Books, poetry, plays and sketches with themes, scenes, and illustrations connected with the Phonograph.

"Get up! The phonograph is here!"


"a live the Land of Oz"





Poems by Jake Adam York


The Jukebox Man



Love and Other Consolation Prizes






Time Travel to 1877


The Big Book of Time



Tea Rex by Molly Idle


Love letters to Albums


Another Adventure of Elsie and the Bunny




Just Imagine


The Phonograph and the Graft by O. Henry McClure's Magazine, February 1903


Curious George Goes to the Hospital


Good Night Sesame Street


Welcome to Samantha's World 1904



Dead Musicians poem by Siegfried Sassoon


The Phonograph Witness. A Drama in Five Acts by George W. Hill, 1883


Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories, 1971


The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot, 1922


Jules Verne, 1879



The Castle of the Carpathians by Jules Verne, 1892



Le Courrier Veritable, 1632 pamphlet - 19th Century Engraving


How among the frozen words Pantagruel found some odd ones, by Francois Rabelais, 1653



Round the Fire: VIII The Story of the Japanned Box, by A. Conan Doyle, 1899



With the Eyes Shut by Edward Bellamy, October 1889


That Voice

A Phonograph related romance as it appeared in The Red Cloud Chief newspaper on June 20, 1878



Mr. Openeer's Christmas, The Phonoscope, November 1899


Love and the Phonograph

Cynthia's romance and the Phonograph as it appeared in The Phonoscope, March 1899


The Phonogram, June 1900


How We Gave a Phonograph Party

The Phonoscope,1899


The Phonograph in Country Towns

The Phonogram, October 1891



The Fateful Phonograph: Or, The Younger Brother's Revenge

From the Chicago Tribune as seen in The Red Cloud Chief p. 2, January 29, 1880


Newspaper image provided by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE



The Valentines' Victrola, 1919


The Magic of Melody by Edgar March - Maclean's Magazine, August 15, 1933


The Machine Stops by E. M. Forster, 1909


Black Hole Blues by Janna Levin, 2016


The Revenge of Analog


The Phonograph Girls

The Phonograph Girls and Columbia's Twentieth Century Phonograph, The Talking Machine World, 1906


No Escape from Black Holes? by Dennis Overbye - The New York Times June 6, 2016


The Girl He Left Behind Him

The Girl He Left Behind Him by Howard Taylor, The Talking Machine World, 1906


Needledee and Needledum

A Funnigraph Record by Peter Newell, The Ladies’ World, April-May 1914.


The Boys' Own Phonograph

by John Lewees

St. Nicholas magazine, January 1880.


by John Lewees

January 1880, St. Nicholas

The Phonograph in 1614 - The Phonogram, February 1892

The Tables Turned - Harper's Young People December 5, 1893

The Talking Machine World, March 1923

The Talking Machine World, October 1923

The Talking Machine World, April 1923