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Comedy Sketches

Minstrel potpourri
Performed by: Edison Minstrels
Record format: Edison Concert cylinder
Release number: B-204
Release date: c. July 1899
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 4751

Schultz at the Paris Exposition
Performed by: Frank Kennedy
Record format: Edison Concert cylinder
Release number: B-466
Release date: September 1900
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 24876

Reuben Haskin's ride on the Cyclone auto
Performed by: Len Spencer
Written by: Len Spencer
Record format: Edison Concert cylinder
Release number: 8619
Release date: February 1904
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 4779

Two rubes at the Vaudeville
Performed by: Byron G. Harlan and Frank C. Stanley
Record format: Edison Concert cylinder
Release number: 8736
Release date: July 1904
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 4776

Three rubes seeing New York
Performed by: Edison Vaudeville Company
Record format: Edison Gold Moulded cylinder
Release number: 9707 (26 ..)
Release date: November 1907
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 38839

A bunch of nonsense- vaudeville specialty
Performed by: Murray K. Hill
Written by: Murray K. Hill
Record format: Edison Amberol cylinder
Release number: 4M- 41 (3)
Release date: November 1908
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 36631

Fourth of July at Punkin Center
Performed by: Cal Stewart
Written by: Cal Stewart
Record format: Edison Amberol cylinder
Release number: 4M-734 (A- .6)
Release date: July 1911
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 36009

Interruptions - comic sketch
Performed by: Tom Woottwell
Written by: Tom Woottwell
Record format: Edison Amberol cylinder
Release number: 4M-12011 (A- ..4 B)
Release date: 1909
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 36622

Daybreak at Calamity Farm
Performed by: Gilbert Girard & Company
Record format: Edison Diamond Disc
Matrix number: 4186-C-3-1
Recording number: 50316-R
Recording date: 1915
Release date: March 1916
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 40809

Backyard conversation between Mrs. Reilly and Mrs. Finnegan
Performed by: Ada Jones and Steve Porter
Record format: Edison Diamond Disc
Matrix number: 6994-A-3-2
Recording number: 50667-L
Recording date: 1920
Release date: November 1920
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 43047

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Did You Know?

Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison was not a very good student. When he was 7, he left school after only three months. His mother, however, home schooled him, and he taught himself mostly everything he knew about science and technology.