Making the Perfect Record: From Inscription to Impression in Early Magnetic Recording

Science Fiction–Esque Performances

In fact, the details surrounding Bell, the telephone, and Dom Pedro at the 1876 Exhibition are subject to debate. For instance, see Hounshell (1975), who argues that, despite popular accounts, the telephone was never the central feature of the Exhibition.

(This note comments on the page titled, "Exhibiting the Telegraphone," as well as the attached audio recording titled, "Paris World Exposition Recording of Emperor Franz Joseph (1900).")

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