Dancing with the Phonograph

Dance featured in Phonograph Ads

 

This gallery displays advertisements where dancing, made possible by the phonograph, is "yours at a moment's notice."

 

An impromptu dance on a summer evening

 

 

 

"Loud enough for dancing." Munsey's Magazine, 1904

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"An Impromptu Dance with an Edison Phonograph," Pearson's Advertiser, 1906

 

 

Another consideration for close-up, impromptu dancing courtesy of the Phonograph Revolution, November 14, 1908, Colliers

 

 

 

"The instrument that is always ready to oblige with the best dance music..." Victor 1917

 

 

 

Vanity Fair, July 1917

 

 

 

The Saturday Evening Post, July 7, 1917

 

 

 

 

"Dance!" Life, February 26, 1914

 

 

 

1914

 

 

 

Ladies Home Companion, 1915

 

 

 

 

Columbia Graphophone 1916

 

 

 

 

"The perfect music for the perfect partner! "The Ladies Home Journal, April 1919

 

 

 

"Dance any time -- the Victrola is always ready!" National Geographic, 1919

 

 

"Dance any time -- the Victrola is always ready!" Ladies' Home Journal, July 1919

 

 

 

 

"My Dance!" The Ladies Home Journal, September 1919

 

 

 

"You can dance to the very last note." The Ladies Home Journal, April 1920

 

 

 

 

"And, oh, she dances such-a-way" The Delineator, October 1920

 

 

 

 

"Now we can dance" The Ladies Home Journal, June 1920

 

 

 

Victrola ad, 1920

 

 

 

Illustration from Victrola ad, 1922

 

 

 

"Play it...and dance!" The Ladies Home Journal, July 1926

 

 

RCA Radiola Barn Dance, 1926

 

 

 

RCA Victor, 1951

 

 

 

Webcor, House & Garden, 1961

 

 

 

 

 

 

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