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Edison's phonograph... Oil regions of Pennsylvania... Morgan Silver Dollar...

Item # 174230

March 30, 1878

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 30, 1878  The full ftpg. is a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "Fulfill Your Promises" and a fullpg. inside has another Nast political cartoon: "Our Uncle's 'Honor' Touched" showing Uncle Sam. The great doublepg. centerfold: 'The Oil Regions of Pennsylvania' shows 11 scenes and is very displayable (tipped-in). The feature scene is an overview of the town of Oil City.
There is a nice illustration of the front and back of 'The New Silver Dollar', with an article as well (re:  the Morgan silver dollar). But the prime content in this issue is the great fullpg. of illustrations on: 'The Phonograph' showing the new machine and how it is used. Also an article on it which is very descriptive, and reads in part: "...The telephone, which created such a sensation a short time ago...is now eclipsed by a new wonder called the phonograph. This little instrument records the utterance of the human voice and like a faithless confidante repeats every secret confided to it...The gentleman who has the honor of being its inventor is Professor Thomas A. Edison, the famous electrician...'. Terrific & historic reading.

Category: 1870-1879

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