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Inventing the Recording

- July 12, 2017 in early recording, edison, Florencio Constantino, gabinetes fonográficos, Music, music of spain, phonography, recording

Eva Moreda Rodríguez on the formative years of the recording, focusing on the culture surrounding the gabinetes fonográficos of fin-de-siècle Spain.

Inventing the Recording

- July 12, 2017 in early recording, edison, Florencio Constantino, gabinetes fonográficos, Music, music of spain, phonography, recording

Eva Moreda Rodríguez on the formative years of the recording, focusing on the culture surrounding the gabinetes fonográficos of fin-de-siècle Spain.

The Burning Stable (1896)

- April 27, 2017 in biograph, edison, fire

A remarkable short, most likely staged, showing a stable on fire with horses being rescued and humans fleeing.

The Burning Stable (1896)

- April 27, 2017 in biograph, edison, fire

A remarkable short, most likely staged, showing a stable on fire with horses being rescued and humans fleeing.

The Burning Stable (1896)

- April 27, 2017 in biograph, edison, fire

A remarkable short, most likely staged, showing a stable on fire with horses being rescued and humans fleeing.

I Am The Edison Phonograph (1906)

- May 20, 2016 in edison, phonograph

This somewhat unnerving recording would would have been heard at most Edison phonograph dealers in the early part of the twentieth century.

I Am The Edison Phonograph (1906)

- May 20, 2016 in edison, phonograph

This somewhat unnerving recording would would have been heard at most Edison phonograph dealers in the early part of the twentieth century.

I Am The Edison Phonograph (1906)

- May 20, 2016 in edison, phonograph

This somewhat unnerving recording would would have been heard at most Edison phonograph dealers in the early part of the twentieth century.

The Telephonoscope (1879)

- November 10, 2015 in edison, future history, future technologies, futurism, futurology, George du Maurier, history of the future, punch, retro-future, retrofuture, victorian, Victorian Skype, Victorian technology

An 1879 depiction of an imagined communication device which, for all intents and purposes, amounts to some kind of Victorian Skype.

The Telephonoscope (1879)

- November 10, 2015 in edison, future history, future technologies, futurism, futurology, George du Maurier, historical predictions of the future, history of the future, punch, retro-future, retrofuture, steampunk, victorian, Victorian Skype, Victorian technology

Device imagined in a Punch cartoon from 1879, predicting the advent of video chat more than 100 years before Skype.