Friday, November 21, 2003

music 1912

Children at Glendaruel school listening to a gramophone. The gramophone has a very large loudspeaker. There is a union jack in the background. Date: 1912

A Family musical group in a garden. The two men play violins while the woman and two young girls sing. The singers are holding scores. Date: pre 1910

(images from Museum Victoria Collection Biggest Family Album)

Comments: music 1912

That's an acoustic horn, not a loudspeaker. But yes, 'tis a large one, whatever it is.
Posted by James Russell at November 21, 2003 05:16 PM

Yes tis indeed. ;)

Forgot to italicise those descriptions to indicate 'tweren't my mistake.
On the other hand, 'acoustic horn' twas news to me James.
Posted by boynton at November 21, 2003 05:47 PM

There's a still from the Connelly/Anderson documentary "First Contact" of PNG people sitting around a gramaphone which I tried to hunt on google. No good - damn and blast. Its such a great companion piece to this lovely photo...
Posted by David at November 22, 2003 03:27 AM

think I tracked it down
from this site:

yes - it is companionable.
Posted by boynton at November 22, 2003 12:43 PM

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