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      • [Brown wax home recording of baby crying; male speaking in French; child singing Welcome to winter].

[Brown wax home recording of baby crying; male speaking in French; child singing Welcome to winter].


Place of Publication:
[Place of production unknown],
Issued Date:
Personal recordings

Performers not given.

The David Giovannoni Collection of home cylinder recordings (Set Number: 311-03, Originally acquired: The Musical Wonder House Collection, 2011).

Brown wax cylinder.

Announcement at beginning: "Ladies and Gentlemen, I will now show you what fun it is to take care of children." Internal announcement; "Your humble servant will now say a few words in French."

Place of recording likely the United States.


Baby crying; speech in French; child sings.

Physical Description:
1 cylinder (ca. 2 min.) : 137.8 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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