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1937 - the first phonograph is opened in the presence of the daughters of the inventor Alexander Graham Bell

FIRST PHONOGRAPH

E&MP 93.008

Phonograph

October 1937

Silent for half a century, the first phonograph is opened in the presence of the daughters of the inventor Alexander Graham Bell, his great-grandson, and Dr. C. G. Abbot, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. [daughter's names were Mrs. Grosvenor and Mrs. Fairchild]


Original Caption by Science Service

[reference 1925-1949 Office of the Secretary - Smithsonian Institution]



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