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Re: [ARSCLIST] [78-l] Phonoautograph playable: NYT

So what of the rumor that Scott de Martinville's phonautograph was used to record the voice of Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D.C. in 1863? Is this now something that can be plausibly found amongst his papers and processed like the 1860 snippet? Or is it being stored with the Buddy Bolden cylinder? Here's an article from 1999 posing the question. How do recent events affect this story?


Cary Ginell

-----Original Message-----
From: Stephanie Gaynor <steph_gaynor@xxxxxxxxx>
To: 78-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 3:15 pm
Subject: Re: [78-l] Phonoautograph playable: NYT

There was a nice interview with the grandson of
Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville on the NPR broadcast
of the BBC Worldservice

And you can hear most of it here -- shame it is




v. interesting story.

best, Stephanie

--- Robert Shirer <rshirer@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> The New York times has a link on its webpage that
> plays some noise which is
> ostensibly from a Phonautograph Recording from 1860
> of 'Au Clair de la Lune'.
> Here is the link:
> Odd and interesting.
> Bob Shirer
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