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Sound From the 19th Century

July 7, 2011 16:00:39.000

Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have recovered the sound from an 1888 recording made by Edison - probably one of the first recordings ever made. You can get the story on how it was found and recovered, and then listen to the audio here.

To put the time in context - in 1888, the Civil War generation ran the country, and Grover Cleveland was in his first term of office as President.

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