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 Post subject: Re: Period Pictures of Phonographs?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:38 pm 
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Some appealing images - thanks to all who posted these. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Period Pictures of Phonographs?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:51 pm 
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Valecnik wrote:
Some very nice photos there.

The photo of the guys around the beer keg on which is written "Nazdar 1911" is particularly interesing. Nazdar means hello or greetings in Czech. Probably a group of immigrants had that picture taken so copies could be sent back to family in Bohemia, part of Austria-Hungary at the time. Do you know where that was taken?


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Thanks for the information that this is a photo from the Czech region. Here is a photo of what is written on the back of it. Thanks

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 Post subject: Re: Period Pictures of Phonographs?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:38 am 
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ColoradoPhonograf wrote:
Valecnik wrote:
Some very nice photos there.

The photo of the guys around the beer keg on which is written "Nazdar 1911" is particularly interesing. Nazdar means hello or greetings in Czech. Probably a group of immigrants had that picture taken so copies could be sent back to family in Bohemia, part of Austria-Hungary at the time. Do you know where that was taken?


Bruce,
Thanks for the information that this is a photo from the Czech region. Here is a photo of what is written on the back of it. Thanks

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Thanks Darold, very interesting! On the back is written, "Brother-in-law Anton Janaček and his friends."

Looking at this more closely, I'm pretty sure that picture was taken in Bohemia and sent to relatives in the US, not the other way around. I say that because of the architecture of the building, looks like a 19th century stone, brick farm house, the German phonograph, and the newspaper which appears to say 1st of May in German. German was the official language at that time. Those porcelian capped beer bottles and the beer steins are also typically Czech but at least similar bottles were probably used in the US at that time. Very interesting indeed. Thanks for posting!


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 Post subject: Re: Period Pictures of Phonographs?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:41 am 
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I totally forgot I had this large mounted picture. I came across it tonight in a binder when I was looking for something else. One of the great things about this is that the machine that is barely visible in the lower left corner is an Auxetophone.


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 Post subject: Re: Period Pictures of Phonographs?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:26 pm 
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Every machine in these pictures was once somebody's prized possession, and it shows. This Victor stands centre stage whilst it's proud owners and their cats look on. I wonder what they were listening to from that pile of records on the floor. Pussy Cat Rag?


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 Post subject: Re: Period Pictures of Phonographs?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:00 pm 
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That is an awesome photo! I always like seeing records as well as machines in period photos.
SOUSA, The March King, says:

"Your 'VICTOR' and 'MONARCH' Records are all right."


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 Post subject: Re: Period Pictures of Phonographs?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:55 pm 
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Yes that photo is the cat's meow hahaha....(sorry, couldn't help myself)
I'm wondering if that is a Victor IV? The front of it sure looks that way. Can anyone tell for sure?

It is a great photo.

And I can't help noticing that the woman in the photo looks like my Uncle Dave in drag LOL

Steven


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 Post subject: Re: Period Pictures of Phonographs?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:22 pm 
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I agree, looks like a IV..........Great photos!

Iowa Dale


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 Post subject: Re: Period Pictures of Phonographs?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:44 am 
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This is not my image, but I did run into it tonight while searching around the internet. I thought it was pretty great, though not a very good quality photo copy.


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