Musical recording

Object Number: 
2002.1.3548
Date: 
1910-1920
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
1/8 x 5 1/2 in. diameter
Description: 
One of a set of eighteen small black composite flat disk musical records called Little Wonder records-some still in faded gray-green paper sleeves. This one is marked "Little Wonder Record/ No. 70/ When It's Nightime Down In Burgundy/ Tenor Duet". They were produced by the Columbia Graphophone Company, recorded at the Columbia Studios at the Woolworth Building in New York City and played for about a minute to a minute and a half. There were very popular even though they were not well recorded due to their size and tight grooves. Little Wonder records were produced from the mid teens till sometime around 1920.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group