An early wax cylinder recording remembering mother
From 1894, Edward M. Favor sings Mother's Twilight Song.
This over 115-year-old wax cylinder recording
was produced by Edison's Phonograph Works for, and in the last months before the breakup of,
the North American Phonograph
Also typical of the state of the art,
this particular cylinder was a copy made by means of a hollow tube
carrying the sound from the master phonograph to the duplicating
Pioneering recording artist Edward M. Favor, who also announces the recording, advertises himself as a member of "Rice's 1492 Company", a well-known theatrical troupe of the period headed by Edward E. Rice.
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To learn more about Edward E. Rice and his 1492 Theatre Company, see these New York Times articles from 1894-95 (rendered as PDF files) of Broadway and "Theatrical Gossip" news:
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