Hear My Voice: Glass disc

Smithsonian's National Museum of American History
January 26, 2015
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Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

The Smithsonian Collection of Early Sound Recordings

Glass disc: Recorded 11 March 1885

Glass disc recording, produced photographically on March 11, 1885. Content:  male voice saying names, recording date, then reciting “Mary had a little lamb.”