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Photographic Collection

The historic photographs here come from the Thomas Edison National Historical Park collection of 60,000 images. Click on a thumbnail image as you browse through the albums to see a higher-resolution photograph. If you have questions about the photos, please contact the Archives at 973-736-0550 ext. 22.

 

Listen to Edison Sound Recordings

We have compiled a selection of Edison sound recordings from the Thomas Edison National Historical Park archive in MP3 Format.

 

Edison Talking Doll Recordings, 1888-1890

In this online presentation, we have assembled every Edison Talking Doll recording known to be available in digital form – eight recordings in total, from five different collections. Learn about Edison's Talking Doll by reading two essays. View historical images of the Edison Talking Doll, and view photos of work to recover sound from a talking doll record.

 

Theo Wangemann's 1889-90 European Recordings

Hear sound recordings made by Theo Wangemann, Thomas Edison's recording expert, in 1889-1890 during a trip through France, Germany, Prussia, and Austria.

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