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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?

Laboratory Library

Henry Hudson Holly was a famous architect known for designing Victorian style houses such as the Glenmont Estate, the home of Thomas Edison. Edison was so impressed by Holly’s work that he commissioned Holly to design his personal library in the laboratory, which is located down the street from the estate. However, Edison did not like the pace at which Holly was working, and he was eventually fired.