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Handbill for the wonderful microphone or sound magnifier, Edison's phonograph or talking machine, Willard's Yankee Doodle or The Spirit of '76, The Old South, Boston, Mass., dated October 27, 1878

EP001.01.081.01.01.005 (RS142083)

Description

The handbill advertises the exhibition of Prof. Hughes' microphone, Edison's phonograph and Willard's "Spirit of '76" painting. The envelope text reads "A piece of Edison Phonograph record heard by Ida L. Farr at Old South Church, Boston on date specified." The envelope is empty.

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Details

Collection Name
Ephemera collection
Collection Code
EP001
Dates
1878-10-27
Physical Description
1 handbill ; 5 1/4 x 3 1/4
Dimensions
5 1/4x 3 1/4(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Ephemera
Description Level
Item
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Ida Farr Miller, 12 March 1930.
GUSN
259927
Reference Code
EP001.01.081.01.01.005

Record details

Other People
Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931
Hughes, David Edward, 1829-1900
Willard, Archibald M., 1836-1918
Descriptive Terms
advertising
exhibitions (events)
inventors
microphones
phonographs
Material Type
handbills
Subjects
Washington Street (Boston, Mass.)
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Old South Meeting House (Boston, Mass.)

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