Exhibition Label: 'In Print' (11/2/2014 - 8/6/2014) - highlights of the print collection
Advertising Card, Edison Phonograph, c.1905, Inv. 13937
The phonograph was invented by Thomas Edison in 1877
and was the first device able to reproduce recorded sound.
Advertisers exploited the early 20th-century craze for
postcards and many different industries used them to
influence and entice consumers. This example, showing an
Edison cylinder phonograph, highlights the major benefit of
owning a one - enjoying recorded music in your own home.