Thursday, July 30, 2009

Postcard: The Edison Phonograph

Postcard: The Edison Phonograph, Issued by the National Phonograph Company, Orange, N.J. Copyright 1905.
Front: The first sound reproducing device was an Edison Phonograph, invented by Thomas A. Edison in 1877, at Menlo Park, N.J., where he then had his laboratory. In 1877 Mr. Edison took up his residence and his laboratory work at Orange, N.J., and here, under his personal direction, the Phonograph has been developed into the wonderful musical instrument it is, known and enjoyed in the homes of every nation.


  1. I like the postcard with the old handwriting and the smiling faces on the front. Those were the happy days.

    Greetings, Lavender

  2. With email and texting we don't seem to hand write much these days. I love the old handwriting and images too, and I try to image what life was like back then.