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Taking center stage in the c.1909 photograph by an unidentified photographer, is the gramophone, or phonograph, with a large speaker horn. Three generations of the Hitchcock family of Amherst, Massachusetts, were able, with Thomas Edison's 1877 invention, to enjoy music in their private garden.


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Hitchcock Family Phonograph

photographer   Unidentified
date   c. 1909
location   Amherst, Massachusetts
width   3.0"
height   3.12"
process/materials   cyanotype
item type   Photograph/Photograph
accession #   #1996.12.2756

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Edward Hitchcock (1828-1911)

Edward Hitchcock (1828-1911)

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