Guide to the Musical Instrument Recording Session Photoprint

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0194
Creators:
Gray & Wynkoop
Dates:
ca. 1900.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.1 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:
Collection is a photoprint of an early recording session taken about 1900.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The photoprint, probably gelatin silver bromide, is on pink tinted paper, mounted on a small board with a wrinkled, frayed, red ribbon adhered to the upper left corner. The image depicts a sound recording session with an Edison recording machine and five men, three seated, holding two mandolins and a zither. The photographic studio's blind-stamp, including address (256 Main Street, Paterson, New Jersey) is on the mount.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Print by Gray & Wynkoop of Paterson, New Jersey.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by David Haberstich, 1998
Author
David Haberstich
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased by the Division of Musical Instruments, now part of the Division of Music, Sports and Entertainment from Keith DeLellis in 1985.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Musical Instuments Recording Session Photoprint, ca. 1900, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Custodial History
Custodial History
This photograph and the Leedy Manufacturing Co. album (collection #188) were purchased together by the Division of Musical Instruments from a dealer of photographic items. The collection was transferred to the Archives Center in 1985.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Musicians -- 1900-1950 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings -- 1900-1910 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 1900-1950 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Paterson (N.J.) -- 1900-1910 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Musical instruments -- 1900-1910 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zither -- 1900-1910 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mandolin -- 1900-1910 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives