Back in 1977, the Library of Congress held a fascinating Exhibition on the 100th anniversary of you know what. (The Phonograph).
Jim Smart & Joh Newsom wrote the handsome companion guidebook, "A Wonderful Invention."
Among the 100 items on display (behind glass), was a 16-page Berliner catalog, described as Display #45 (Last Catalog = "June 1900").
Smart stated that it originated with the Music Division of the LoC.
I was there (at the Event) at the time, and indeed saw the Catalog, but cannot remember if it still had the outer cover. I vaguely "recall" that on the back of the cover was none other than our friend Nipper (& the Gramophone).
Is this "memory" of the Cover a figment of my imagination? Has anyone EVER seen this interesting publication (in toto)? It also contains the highest # 7" disc ever made by the Berliner Gramophone Co in the US, i.e. No. 01304, 'Doan You Cry, My Honey,' which has never been found. Did anyone (perhaps) take photos of the Objects on Display (in 1977)?
Perhaps the catalog was "copyrighted" at the time and such a deposit. made then, still exists?
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