This is a Blue Amberol Edison cylinder sound recording. The performer and ID number are printed as, Benoist, 1908. There is some moderate mold damage and cracks to the inner plaster core on the bottom. The case has no lid.
This cylinder has been digitized by UC Santa Barbara and may be streamed or downloaded here: http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/search.php?queryType=@attr%201=1020&num=1&start=1&query=cylinder811