Title: Jack and Jill (English nursery rhyme)
Record type: Edison Talking Doll cylinder, brown wax (production design)
Recording date and location: c. February to May 1890, Edison Phonograph Works, West Orange, New Jersey
From collection: Smithsonian Institution
Provenance of the cylinder: A private collector donated this doll (with mechanism and cylinder) to the Smithsonian Institution in 1937.
Source of the digital audio: The cylinder was re-recorded to analog tape during the 1970s, using an unknown method of playback. Eastern National Park and Monument Association released the recording c. 1977 on a long-play (LP) album titled When Edison Recorded Sound, Volume 1. The audio heard here is digitized from the LP record.
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Last updated: April 12, 2015