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1958 - Edison and his speaking phonograph, 1878


CD 2478023 E&MP11.008

Edison, Thomas A.

November 1958

An early Brady photograph showing Thomas Edison and his speaking phonograph.

The photo was taken when Edison appeared before the National Academy of Science meeting held in the Smithsonian Institution, April 1878.  

Original Caption by Science Service
National Academy of Science
Smithsonian Institution

National Museum of American History


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