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Taking center stage in the c.1909 photograph by an unknown photographer, is the gramophone, or phonograph (record player), 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.