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There was an article several decades ago in Allen's Antique Phonograph
Monthly, and perhaps he will post it.  I have put several comments about
the recording being a fake on the YouTube site.  But in looking around
at the links I have found that some poems and speeches have been
recreated.  There is a Whitman poem and the Gettysburg Address and more.
 The Whitman poem does not cite the source of the recording,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAvKGeoWqyw&feature=related 
but the Lincoln states it is an Edison Blue Amberol cylinder by Harry E
Humphrey. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_GMm50qfbo&feature=related
Thank goodness the title info is embedded in the picture, otherwise we
will be getting reports of an actual sound film of Lincoln!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mike Biel   [log in to unmask]   

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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Levi's TV commercial with old recording?
From: Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thu, October 29, 2009 12:39 pm
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I'm not familiar with this story of this cylinder. Can you elaborate?
Thanks!

-- Tom Fine

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Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2009 12:08 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Levi's TV commercial with old recording?


> 
> In a message dated 10/29/2009 12:06:09 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, 
> [log in to unmask] writes:
> 
> So you're saying 
> it might just be a lousy transfer of something truly old? 
> 
> 
> ---------------
> no, it sounded better than what purports to be the "original". The actual 
> cylinder ('owned' by Haley) was never seen, and hence Yale turned down its 
> purchase years ago. But copies have proliferated...
> 
> Allen
> 
>