Alexandria Digital Research Library

Brown wax home recording of Down in the licensed saloon, by F. E. Landinger (?)


Williams, W. A.
Van Meter, F. G.
Variant Title:
Down in the licensed saloon
Place of Publication:
[Place of production unknown],
Issued Date:
Personal recordings

Mrs. F. G. Van Meter.

The David Giovannoni Collection of home cylinder recordings (Set Number: 339-01, Originally acquired: From Bill Marten (Madison, WI), wife's family's recordings, 2007).

Inscription on base of box: "Down in the Licensed Saloon."

Place of recording likely the United States.

Announcement at beginning: "Down in the Licensed Saloon, sung by Mrs. F. G. Van Meter."

Brown wax cylinder.


Female vocal solo with organ ccompaniment. According to tradition in the family that preserved the cylinder, this may have been Hannah Olive (Van Meter) Leighton, daughter of Cyrus and Virginia Van Meter; based on the announcement, however, the singer is more likely to be the wife of her brother F. G. Van Meter.

Physical Description:
1 cylinder (ca. 2 min.) : 160.0 rpm ; 2 1/4 x 4 in.
Audio musical
Cylinder Audio Archive
Library Location:
Department of Special Research Collections
Catalog System Number:
Copyright Holder:
University of California (System). Regents

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