Edison’s favorite invention: the phonograph to record and play back audio…

Edison’s winter home in Ft. Myers, Fla. This is the living room. Light pours in from windows along the river-side from the west. Paul Goldfinger photo 1/21/21 ©


Edison combined two technologies to create the phonograph in 1877, in New Jersey: the telegraph and the telephone


Edison with an early version of the phonograph.


The patent was received in 1878. Later Alexander Graham Bell improved on the phonograph.


FIONA APPLE     “Across the Universe.”  By Lennon-McCartney.

“Sounds of laughter shades of earth
Are ringing through my open views
Inciting and inviting me..”