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    Thomas Edison

    National Historical Park New Jersey

Holiday Music

Santa Claus hides in your phonograph
Performed by: Harry E. Humphrey
Authored by: Penn
Record format: Edison Diamond Disc
Release number: 50999-R
Matrix number: 8238-B-5-3
Release date: December 1922
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 42258

Silent night
Performed by: Frederick Kinsley - organ
Composed by: Franz Gruber
Record format: Edison Diamond Disc
Release number: 80854-L
Matrix number: 10474-B-3-3
Release date: December 1925
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 75236

Mr. Edison's Christmas greetings
Performed by: Ensemble Singers
Record format: Edison Diamond Disc
Matrix number: 6905-A-1-1
Unissued test pressing, recorded 1919
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 76854

O come, all ye faithful
Performed by: Edison Male Quartet
Composed by: J. Reading
Record format: Gold Moulded cylinder 8837
Release date: November 1904
{This recording is available here courtesy of the Peter N. Dilg collection.}


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Did You Know?

A set of storage batteries used as display models for the Edison Company.

Did you know that Thomas Edison worked on electric car batteries in the early 1900s? He thought it would be the car of the future. His wife's favorite car to drive was a Detroit Electric. Today, Thomas Edison National Historical Park has three electric cars dating from 1908 to 1914.