I'm the newsletter editor, and this print of Wortman was purchased from a
newspaper photo morgue. The full caption as published is as follows:
RECORDS, RECORDS, EVERYWHERE
One of the largest private collections of old and rare records on the East
Coast belongs to Oscar R. Wortman, of Dundalk. He has collected over 30,000
since he started the hobby over ten tears ago.
Also the rear of the photograph (somewhat amazingly) identifies the records
he is holding. As typed:
14" Old Back Joe record of early 1900's
8" Disco Zonofono record of Mmme. Luisa Tetrazzini, 1908
Thanks for asking, that's all we have on him. I would have guessed from his
somewhat grim expression that this was not the published image, but who
knows. By the way, non-members can see almost the entire issue here:
On Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 5:05 PM, [log in to unmask] <
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> Looking at the newsletter. I notice with interest the photo of Oscar
> Wortman with some of his large records.
> I would like to know more about the man and his collection.
> Where might I find out more?
> joe salerno