The earliest known American recording!

NY Edison Found Sound

The earliest known American recording!

Last night at the GE Theatre in Schenectady, New York, an audience of about 200 people sat and heard the sounds of a someone playing the cornet, a man laughing, and a recitation of “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and “Old Mother Hubbard.” It is believed that this event was the first time that any public audience had heard those sounds since they were captured by a Thomas Edison-invented phonograph in St. Louis in 1878.
(Full Story from The Atlantic, Here)

Here’s the raw recording:

Here is the cleaned up recording:

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