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Volta Record 5

December 14, 2011

Photo: Rich Strauss, Smithsonian

Recording in wax on binder’s board, probably 1885

Content: in two segments with a gap in between; first segment is a male voice reading a story. At 51.8 seconds the voice suddenly changes to a high pitched “child imitation.” In the second segment a man is reading from a description of a New Hampshire factory.

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