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  • Recording Title

    Who are the people?

  • Author

    William Howard Taft

  • Speaker

    William Howard Taft

  • Genre(s)


  • Category


  • Description

    Political address

  • Language


  • Label Name/Number

    Victor 35256

  • Matrix Number/Take Number


  • Recording Date


  • Place of Recording

    Beverly, Massachusetts

  • Size


  • Duration


  • Notes

    Victor ledgers state, "Made in Beverly, Mass.--Mr. Child & C. E. Sooy." The November 1913 catalog notes that this series of recordings was made in the last week of September 1912. Fagan and Moran speculate that the recordings were made late in September

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    Source of original recording: Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara. Inclusion of the recording in the National Jukebox, courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment.


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