The Talking Machine Forum — For All Antique Phonographs & Recordings

It is currently Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:54 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition Souvenir Record
PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:24 pm 
Offline
Victor II
User avatar
music is time travel and strings moments in time together like nothing else I know -- Kathleen Lane
Joined: Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:23 am
Posts: 446
Location: North Oregon Coast
Yesterday I was at an antique show in Portland Oregon and found this cute little souvenir aluminum record. It was made for a little girl that is almost 4 years old by her "Daddy". Charming and he sings Happy Birthday to her. I have never seen one of these records before but it seems to be a more modern recording similar the 1904 St. Louis and 1905 Portland exposition napkin ring cylinder records. While noisy, it is pretty clearly recorded.

Enhanced the sound Nov 15, 2017

(Double-click the video above or click this link to watch the video on YouTube in HD.)



Attachment:
To Haidee from Daddy 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition.jpg
To Haidee from Daddy 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition.jpg [ 640.54 KiB | Viewed 109 times ]
-- Dan

Visit My YouTube Channel
Visit the OTAPS Home Page http://otaps.org


Last edited by melvind on Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:56 pm, edited 2 times in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition Souvenir Recor
PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:44 pm 
Offline
Victor Monarch
User avatar
Who is John Galt?
Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:08 pm
Posts: 4823
Location: New York's Finger Lakes
Nice, Dan! These little slices of humanity are really charming. I enjoy some cylinder home recordings for the same reason. I hope Haidee's dad survived the following six years.

As an aside, your record was recorded on my mother's 18th birthday! (She's 96 and still going strong...)

George P.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition Souvenir Recor
PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:01 pm 
Offline
Victor II
User avatar
music is time travel and strings moments in time together like nothing else I know -- Kathleen Lane
Joined: Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:23 am
Posts: 446
Location: North Oregon Coast
phonogfp wrote:
Nice, Dan! These little slices of humanity are really charming. I enjoy some cylinder home recordings for the same reason. I hope Haidee's dad survived the following six years.

As an aside, your record was recorded on my mother's 18th birthday! (She's 96 and still going strong...)

George P.


George, I wondered the same thing about the father. I did a quick search and actually found information on Haidee and her parents in the 1940 census records in San Francisco. She was 4 and her father, Abraham Levine, was 45. Her mother, Natalie, was 34. I think I found a death notice for Abraham in 1969 so it seems he did survive the war. There is also some kind of world war II draft card for him, but I couldn't get far enough into that to make sure it was him. Haidee herself died in 2014 in San Francisco and had no children. So that likely explains how the disc came to be at an antique show. I rarely get this good a search result from google. Kind of an amazing time travel story to the past.

And, I love the fact that the record was recorded on your mother's birthday!
-- Dan

Visit My YouTube Channel
Visit the OTAPS Home Page http://otaps.org


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Americanized by Maël Soucaze.