"The Phonograph"" - Edison Phonograph Print

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Vendedor: brymac9 (4.153) 100%, Ubicación del artículo: North Chailey, East Sussex, Realiza envíos a: Worldwide, Número de artículo: 143221592208 This is an excellent example of the Massani style print used by Edison to promote their phonographs in the early 20th century. This unframed print of two old people listening to Caruso on a Edison Standard Phonograph is in very good unmarked condition. It was originally purchased in the USA from the Eastern National Park & Monument Association at the Edison National Historic Site, Orange, New Jersey in 1971, and has been stored in a tube since then. The print measures 15.5" x 22.5". Including the border it measures 19" x 26.5". The original painting that Edison's 'old couple' painting was based upon was painted by Pompeo Massani (1850-1920), a Florentine artist around 1905, and featured in "The Massani Painting Mystery' in Antique Phonograph Monthly by Allen Koenigsberg. It was exhibited at a salon in NYC in 1905 and purchased by an agent of Edison for $1050. Edison's art staff then reworked the painting to show an Edison 'Standard' with a 14" black & brass bell horn. A few years later, a 'Standard' with a cygnet horn was substituted, and Edison cylinders were substituted for the Pathé' cylinders in the original Massani. One for phonograph collectors! Sale to a UK bidder preferred - it will be sent at cost as a medium parcel - but international global shipping with pleasure.

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