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Scientists recover oldest American recording from 1878

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Baron Scicluna, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Sounds that were captured on an Edison phonograph in 1878. A cornet blowing, some laughter, then a recitiation of "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and "Old Mother Hubbard".

    http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/10/scientists-recover-the-sounds-of-19th-century-music-and-laughter-from-the-oldest-playable-american-recording/264147/#

    Really cool to listen to a voice from 135 years ago. Makes you wonder what people will be able to do in 2147.
     
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