Collection Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies

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  • Just a baby's prayer at twilight

    From Edison records catalog: After you have listened to this Re-Creation a few times you will probably decide it is one of the most perfectly rendered songs you ever heard. Notice, particularly, the orchestra accompaniment in the refrain. This lyric gives a new idea to the many "war-lyrics" that have been written. "Just a Baby's Prayer at Twilight, for a Daddy Over There." Few ...

    • Contributor: Edison - Jerome, M. K. - Lewis, Sam M. - Young, Joe - Homestead Trio
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1918
  • U.S. cruiser "Olympia" leading naval parade /

    One of 20 films advertised in Edison films catalog no. 94, under the category "Dewey Doings." From the catalog: We equipped eight parties on the occasion of Admiral Dewey's arrival in New York Harbor, Wednesday, September 27th, 1899, and secured the following excellent moving pictures of the Admiral and his great ship, together with the stirring events of Dewey Day, September 29th, the day ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Fidèle galop

    sheet music | 1 score | For piano Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: S. T. Gordon - Kelly, William E.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1868

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  • 12th Street rag

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Copyright: 1914; Shapiro, Bernstein & Co. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. Coupling date: 2/1/1921. (Venue). With (reverse side): American pep march / Imperial Marimba Band. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Bowman, Euday L. (Euday Louis) - Imperial Marimba Band - Bowman, Euday L.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • Who pays?

    sheet music | 1 score | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Friant Music Co. - Travaline, Donimick
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1916

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  • Prelude in C sharp minor op. 3

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: piano solo. Coupling date: 3/12/1920. (Venue). With (reverse side): Polka de W.R. / Sergei Rachmaninoff. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Rachmaninoff, Sergei
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1920
  • Polka Warszawska "wiszniaczka" Warsaw polka

    sound recording] | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. Coupling date: 8/21/1922. (Venue). With (reverse side): Polski taniec / Aleksander Iwanowski. DLC Sound Recording] (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Iwanowski, Aleksander
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1922
  • Tancuj, tancuj

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: baritone in Czecho-Slovak. Coupling date: 5/20/1921. (Venue). With (reverse side): Aj, lucka lucka siroka (Oh the wide, wide field) / Alois Havrilla. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Havrilla, Alois
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • The preacher and the bear

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Copyright: 1904; Lewis Music Publishing Co., Inc., 1947. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: baritone with orchestra. Coupling date: 2/15/1919. (Venue). With (reverse side): Coon 'possum hunt / Billy Golden, Billy Heins. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Arizonia, Joe - Collins, Arthur
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1919
  • On the banks of the Swanee river

    sheet music | 1 score | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Dickson Music Pu Co. - Dickson, C., Mrs - Driskell, Chas. H.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1915

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  • O patria mia Aïda

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: soprano with orchestra, in Italian. Coupling date: 3/16/1916. (Venue). With (reverse side): Explanatory talk / Harry E. Humphrey. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Verdi, Giuseppe - Rappold, Marie
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1916
  • Lips that kiss'd me long ago

    sheet music | 1 score | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: T. Kelley - Kelley, T. - French, A. W.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1882

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  • In my heart, on my mind all day long<Ïh[sound recording] ; I wonder if you still care for me

    electronic resource | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: xylophone with orchestra. Coupling date: 11/18/1921. (Venue). With (reverse side): Tuck me to sleep (In my old Kentucky home) / Lou Chiha "Friscoe." DLC Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Chiha, Lou - Kalmar, Bert - Ruby, Harry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • Pilot boats in New York harbor /

    A New York harbor pilot boat passes close enough for members of the crew to be seen [Frame: 0471]. Following the sailing vessel is a steamship [Frame: 0780]. "A close view of an eighty footer, schooner-rigged, trim as a private yacht, skimming over the waters of the harbor near Robin's Reef [i.e., Robbins Reef], which picturesque little lighthouse is seen in the near background. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Passaic Falls /

    From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: A beautiful picture of the falls of the Passaic River, near Paterson, N.J.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • Hungarian rag

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. Coupling date: 11/5/1913. (Venue). With (reverse side): La catrera / National Promenade Band. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Lenzberg, Julius - New York Military Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1914
  • I'm forever blowing bubbles

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Copyright: Remick Music Corp., 1919. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: contralto and tenor with orchestra. "Jean Kenbrovin" is a combined pseudonym for James Kendis, James Brockman, and Nat Vincent. Coupling date: 4/10/1919. (Venue). With (reverse side): In the old sweet way / Helen Clark, George Ballard. DLC Sound Recording (Form). ...

    • Contributor: Edison - Kenbrovin, Jaan - Kellette, John William - Clark, Helen - Ballard, George Wilton
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1919
  • In a monastery garden

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. Coupling date: 5/27/1921. (Venue). With (reverse side): March religioso / New York Military Band. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Ketelbey, Albert W. (Albert William) - Peerless Orchestra - Ketelbey, Albert W.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • Kashmiri song (Indian love lyrics)

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: Indian Love Lyrics, soprano with orchestra. Coupling date: 10/1/1920. (Venue). With (reverse side): Pale moon / Arthur Middleton. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Woodforde Finden, Amy - Teyte, Maggie - Hope, Laurence
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • Reviewing the "Texas" at Grant's Tomb /

    From Edison films catalog: Shows every detail of the "Texas" as she passes Riverside Park. The background shows the white dome of the tomb on the hill crest. 50 feet. $7.50

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Over on the Jersey side

    sheet music | 1 score | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Jerome H. Remick & Co. - Norworth, Jack
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1908

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  • Polski taniec

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: (Polish). Coupling date: 8/21/1922. (Venue). With (reverse side): Polka Warszawska "wiszniaczka" / Aleksander Iwanowski. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Iwanowski, Aleksander
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1922
  • That tumble-down shack in Athlone

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Copyright: Waterson, Berin & Snyder, 1918. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: counter-tenor and chorus with orchestra. Coupling date: 10/1/1919. (Venue). With (reverse side): Did you mean all you told me last night? / Manuel Romain. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Carlo, Monte - Sanders, Alma M. - Oakland, Will - Pascoe, Richard W.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1920
  • Old pal (Why don't you answer me?)

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: violin solo. Pianoforte by Daniel Lieberield. (Performers). Coupling date: 8/15/1921. (Venue). With (reverse side): Smilin' through / Herbert Soman. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Jerome, M. K. - Soman, Herbert - Lieberield, Daniel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • Love, here is my heart

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Copyright: Leo Feist Inc., 1915, 1943, 1952. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor with orchestra. Also known as "Chere, a toi mon coeur" or "Mon coeur est pour toi," with French words by Louis Delamarre. Coupling date: 2/1/1921. (Venue). With (reverse side): Auld lang syne / Old Home Singers. DLC ...

    • Contributor: Edison - Silésu, Lao - Miller, Reed - Ross, Adrian
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921