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

Collection Type

  • Ephemera

Date

1878-10-27

GUSN

GUSN-259927

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

advertising
exhibitions (events)
inventors
microphones
phonographs
handbills

Physical Description

1 handbill ; 5 1/4 x 3 1/4

Collection Code

EP001

Collection Name

Ephemera collection

Reference Code

EP001.01.081.01.01.005

Image Dimensions

5 1/4 x 3 1/4 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Ida Farr Miller, 12 March 1930.

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Material Type

handbills

Other People

Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931
Willard, Archibald M., 1836-1918
Hughes, David Edward, 1829-1900

Subjects

Washington Street (Boston, Mass.)

Description Level

Item