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Phonographia are popular culture connections with the Phonograph. (1)


Edison's Menlo Park, New Jersey Laboratory - Birthplace of the Phonograph

Reconstructed at Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, Michigan

With the completion of the Phonograph at Edison's Menlo Park Laboratory on December 6, 1877 the social, cultural and literal rpm revolution of recorded sound began. Sound recording of the human voice was actually invented twice with earlier "scientific breakthroughs in acoustics of the 19th century" also having "made it only a matter of time." (2)

But it was Thomas Alva Edison who first successfully captured the human voice and played it back on his "Talking Phonograph." (3)

This site shows how the phonograph has been part of popular culture from its beginning up to the present day.

Visit Phonographia galleries PhonoArt, PhonoAds, Factolas, Friends of the Phonograph and PhonoMultimedia to see and hear phonograph connections from every decade since 1877.






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