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Brass Band Marches

Mr. Thomas Cat
Performed by: Edison Grand Concert Band
Record format: Edison Concert cylinder
Release number: B-517
Release date: December 1900
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 4795

Kaiser Frederick march
Performed by: British Military Band
Composed by: Carl Friedemann
Record format: Edison Gold Moulded cylinder
Release number: 13061 (5)
Release date: 1905
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 38237

Semper fidelis march
Performed by: United States Marine Band
Composed by: John Phillip Sousa
Record format: Edison Amberol cylinder
Release number: 4M-140 (A- ..7)
Release date: June 1909
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 35806

Stars and stripes forever march
Performed by: Sousa's Band
Composed by: John Phillip Sousa
Record format: Edison Amberol cylinder
Release number: 4M-285 (A- ..22)
Release date: November 1909
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 36682

Santa Lucia march
Performed by: His Majesty's Irish Guards Band
Composed by: Lotter
Record format: Edison Gold Moulded cylinder
Release number: 10561 (A- .6)
Release date: July 1912
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 37943

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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.