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Summary Information

Title: Edison Cylinder Collection
Collection Number: CAM.EDI.1982.01

Collection Dates: 1902-1916
Extent: 5.0 linear feet (84 Cylinders)

Language: English

The Edison Cylinder Collection represents both the songs and the sound recording technology of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The songs range from Christmas tunes to Stephen Foster melodies and showcase American Popular Music through Thomas Edison's innovations.