Alexandria Digital Research Library

Brown wax home recording

Place of Publication:
Issued Date:
Personal recordings

Home recording.

Alex McCoy.

Todd collection.

Brown wax cylinder.


Solo monologue by Alex McCoy, discussing the events of Thanksgiving Day. The same speaker can be heard at Topics include the weather, football, food, and family. A female voice, most likely Alex's wife Edith, also enters at several points.

Physical Description:
1 cylinder (ca. 2 min.) : 150 rpm ; 2 1/4 x 4 in
Audio non-musical
Cylinder Audio Archive
Library Location:
Department of Special Research Collections
Local Identifier:
Cylinder 5256
Catalog System Number:
ByNc Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 Generic

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File Description
Access: Public access
Cylinder5256 x-wave (Waveform Audio)