PhonoArt

Phonograph Related Art in Museums and Pop Culture

 

This gallery features art connected with the Phonograph.

Select from below for more information and larger images of each piece. Use Back Button to return to selections (or page down through the collection).

See the PhonoAds gallery for examples of art used in phonograph advertisements organized by time periods and themes.

 

 

"Arrangement with Phonograph, Mask and Shell" by Jan Matulka, c. 1930

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"Interior with Phonograph," Henri Matisse, 1924

"Arrangement with Phonograph" by Jan Matulka, 1929

"Recording Sound," Theodore Roszak, 1932

 

 

   

"His Master's Voice" by Francis Barraud, 1898

"The Phonograph" a.k.a. "The Old Couple" Massani, c.1906

"Reproducing Speech," C. A. Kettles, Harper's Weekly, 1878

Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, March 30, 1878

       

Plate Series of Great Science Discoveries. c. 1905

Walcutt & Leeds Records, The Phonoscope, November 1896

Man, Woman and Phonograph by Oliver Herford

The Phonogram, August 1902 woodcut

       

"A Family Gathering" by Norman Mill Price

"Getting Things Ironed Out with Caruso," Charles Wysocki, c. 1980

Lithograph by Lucien Boucher, 1924

Moscow Cafe by Boris Mihajlovic Kustodiev, 1916

       

"Watching the Music Come Out," Magnola Phonograph Co., 1917

Aeolian-Vocalian ad by J. Henry, 1920

"Music Unites the Family," Pathe Glass Slide, c.1922

Saint Bernard, Arthur Thiele, c.1920

       

"The Phonograph" by Gabriel Dauchot

Nipper, The Flatwater Folk Art Museum, Brownville, NE

Merry Teens Paper Dolls cover, 1953

"Friends from Across the Lake" study by Haddon H. Sundblom

       

Cover of Decca dealer's brochure for Decca phonographs, 1955

Watercolor by Peter Jackson 12" x 15", 1966

"Bye Bye Blues" by Ronald Searle 1974

The Aristocrats, ©Disney Studios, 1970

       

Lithograph by Alexander Calder, 1976

Wood-constructed turntable by Walter Kitundu, 2007

"The Lovers," Jacob Lawrence, 1946

 

"Rum, Bum and Wind-up Gramophone" by Philip Core, 1979

       

"Tiny Tunes Birthday" by Todd Curtis, 1980

 

"A Calabrian Worker’s Roman Sunday" (Rocco with a Gramophone) by Renato Guttuso

Illustration by Michael E. Sloan 1989

"Yeah Yeah Girls" by Kerry Beary, 2005

       

"Recuperando el silencio" by Edwin Rojas, 2008

L""Le Gramophone" by Lucien Philippe Moretti, c. 1990

Penn Station in New York City display honoring Edison, 2006

"Dreams of Long Ago," lithograph, Norman Rockwell

       

"A Funny Story," Chatterbox" 1911

Lithograph by George Pavis, 1929

Picturetone Children's Records, 1948

"Saluting the Grammy's," Charles Fazzino, 3-D Serigraph, 2004

       

"Birds and Gramophone" by Schlomo Schwartz, c. 1985

"Music Hath Charms," George Grosz, 1922

"The Menaced Assassin" by René Magritte, 1927

Teenagers by Eve, c. 1970's

       

Peaches Records & Tapes, 1974

Thomas Alva Edison lithograph for cigar box, c. 1890

 

"Sent to Bed Too Early" Lithograph, Edison ad c. 1908

 

Elena Maria Ospina Mejia

       

 

Illustration by F. Hardy, 1929 from La Vie Parisienne

"Imagination is My Bestest Friend" and "Let Me Play Among the Stars" by Fabio Napoleoni, c. 2012

IRENE illustration by Christoph Nieman for Diablo Magazine, 2008

"Brian Wilson's Broken Heart Club" by Pete McKee

 

       

"Pacific Sheets" by Gannam 1945 for magazine ad

Bookplate, Ex Libris, Artist: V. Jakstas ca. 1980

 

"Her Mistress's Voice" by Grace Slick, giclee, 2000

 

Clarabelle Cow Collector's Card by Walt Disney Productions ©, c. 1972

 

       

"Music -- so restful at the close of a busy day." by Hilma Lehmann, 1922

 

"People of Importance" by J. H. Dowd, 1938

"Voice from the Past" by Herb Jones, 1992

"Sita Sings the Blues" by Nina Paley & Stephen Hersh c. 2002

       

"Welcome to the South Bronx" TATS CRU Mural 2018

"Books Keep Us On Our Toes" 130th Tournament of Roses Parade, UPS float, January 1, 2019

Digital jukebox. A "Work of art." Apple Power Mac G4 Cube Brochure ©2001

The La Victrola Project - Burning Man, 2016 and 2017

       

"PHONOGRAPHIC " by JAPAN Anime Art, 2021

"Hillbilly Maestro" by Mark Fox, c. 2007

"Let's Go!" by John Striebel 1923

"Society Ladies and the Phonograph" by staff artist of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, February 16, 1889

       

"Santa Claus Hides in the Phonograph" by Maud Trube, Chromolithograph card, 1923

"A Love Message" by Guernsey Moore, 1908

"A pleasure shared is a pleasure doubled" by Charles D. Williams, 1907

Lucius W. Hitchcock, 1907

       

John E. Sheridan, March 1908

John E. Sheridan, February 1911

John E. Sheridan, December 1910

Adolph Treidler, 1910

       

"Phonograph," Andrea Lauren 2018

Victor Ad adapted from John T. McCutcheon cartoon, 1914

Print for album cover by Tony Wright, 1979

"Morning Glory" by Randy Souders, 1981

       

“Das neueste Couplet” by Edward Cucuel, 1900

Lithograph, Pam Wishbone, 2010

Nipper Metal Sculpture, Home Decoration, 1995

Look Under the Lid by Norman Price, 1921

       

"Recco," by Joan Cornellà, 2017

Original watercolor, unknown artist, 2015

 

"First Recorded Sighting of the Big Nipper," by Sheila O'Hara, 1987

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arrangement with Phonograph, Mask and Shell

Artist: Jan Matulka, c.1930

Media: Oil on canvas

Location: National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Description: This gramophone is a spring-powered disc player (note crank on right-hand side) with an internal horn and open grill. This model is typical of table top 78 rpm record players of the 1910's and 1920's.

 

 

 

Arrangement with Phonograph

Artist: Jan Matulka, 1929

Media: Oil on canvas

Location: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, New York

 

 

 

"Interior with Phonograph," Henri Matisse, 1924

Media: Oil on canvas

 

Description: This interior scene is from the Matisse period where he featured colorful assortments of fabrics and textiles.The wallcoverings, drapes, rug and tablecover provide a rich setting for the open horn phonograph partially cut-off in the picture. The record player is a disc machine and appears to be a wooden horn model.

 

 

 

 

"Recording Sound," by Theodore Roszak, 1932

Media: plaster and oil on wood

Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1989.25

 

"Theodore Roszak celebrated the new recording technologies of the 1930s with this light-hearted painted relief. The horn of the phonograph resembles the ear of a listener, who hears the music and imagines the world of the opera, pictured with comical plaster figures on a tiny stage. Even the turntable, with one mechanical device resembling a costumed figure, evokes the stage where the performance occurred. A tiny balloon at the upper right suggests the fantasy and escape that music can provide. Circles and spirals throughout the image evoke the motion of sound waves and the grooves of “sound” cut into the master recording.
Recording Sound is in many ways a self-portrait. Roszak studied music, but chose to pursue a career in art. He was making the transition from painting to sculpture when he created this work, which has elements of both. Roszak imagined himself as a kind of machine that absorbed experiences, recreated them, and transmitted them to others, just as the new recording technology replayed real events for new audiences." - Exhibition Label, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2006

 

 

 

His Master's Voice

Artist: Francis Barraud, 1898

Media: Oil on canvas, 36" x 28"

Location: Unknown

Description: Barraud's terrier named Nipper listening to the Victor Talking Machine. Painted 3 years after Nipper's death, this painting, originally sold to the Gramophone Company, became the trademark of the Victor Talking Machine Company. Edison had an opportunity to purchase this image (with an Edison machine displayed instead of a Gramophone) but declined.
See the Nipper Gallery for more related Nipper Art.

 

 

 

Artist: Massani, c.1906

Media: Oil on canvas

Location: Unknown

Description: Edison used this painting (in this case as an advertising postcard) in literally hundreds of thousands of Edison Phonograph advertisements. Massani's painting was titled "The Phonograph" but is often called "The Old Couple."

For more information about this painting see Phonographia's "Massani's "The Phonograph."








The Phonograph "Reproducing Speech" from a sketch by C. A. Kettels, Harper's Weekly, March 1878 (PM-1824)

 

 

 

Frank Leslies' Illustrated Newspaper, March 30, 1878

 

Description: Wood engraving originally from Frank Leslies' Illustrated Newspaper, March 30, 1878. Image also used in FRANK LESLIE’S BOYS AND GIRLS WEEKLY Illustrated Journal (New York), dated June 15, 1878. Featured in this issue is the article “WHAT IS THE PHONOGRAPH?” containing the wood engraving (left): “PROFESSOR EDISON EXHIBITING THE PHONOGRAPH TO VISITORS, AT HIS LABORATORY, MENLO PARK” (7” X 9 1/2”).

The article reads, “The simple piece of mechanism known as the phonograph, invented by the now celebrated American, Thomas A. Edison, of Menlo Park, N.J., must be regards as one of the most astonishing triumphs of the human mind over matter...In mechanism the phonograph is simplicity itself. It consists of a cylinder of brass, mounted on a horizontal axis, supported by two bearers, and revolved either by hand, clock-work or steam power...The groove between the threads of the cylinder surface are intended to govern the trace of the needle or point attached to the vibrator when passing over the revolving surface. The vibrator is a small annular frame of wood, over the orifice of which is placed a thin plate of tin type...”

 

 

 

Graphic of Pathe Phonograph - Plate Series of Great Science Discoveries. c. 1905 (FP1041)

 

 



 

Walcutt & Leeds Records, The PhonoScope November 1896





Man, Woman and Phonograph by Oliver Herford from the Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

 

 


"To the Discerning One who appreciates a Good Thing, we commend our merchandise. A Phonograph in the home gives pleasure & enjoyment. Much content and peace of mind are thus attainable by a person musically inclined."

The National Phonograph Company trade magazine, The Phonogram, August 1902 woodcut

 

 

 

A Family Gathering by Norman Mill Price (American, 1877-1951)

Medium: gouache on board, 25 x 28 in. (63.5 x 71.1 cm.) Used in 1910 Victor Talking Machine Co., Henneberry Company advertisement (courtesy artnet)

 

"Just as real, just as enjoyable, in your own home" 1912

 

 



Getting T"Getting Things Ironed Out with Caruso," by Charles Wysocki, c. 1990

Media: Oil on canvas

Location: Unknown

Description: This turn-of-the-century domestic scene depicts a contented cat and dog listening to a phonograph while the woman of the house does the ironing.

 

 

 

 

Artist: LUCIEN BOUCHER, 1925

Media: Lithograph

Description: Original lithograph from Boucher's series illustrating Paris shopfronts. They were gathered together as the album Boutiques in 1925 for prose poems by Mac Orlan. Printed and published in a total of 520 copies by Marcel Seheur, all on Arches paper. Sheet size: 225 x 185 mm ; Image size: 105 x 105 mm. (PM-0545)

 

 

 



Artist: Boris Mihajlovic Kustodiev, 1916

Media: Oil

Location: © Bridgeman Art Library / Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

 

 



Little Maggie in a Magnola Talking Machine Advertisement, The Talking Machine World, January 1917

 




 

"I have enjoyed hours and hours of delightful music" advertisement art by J. Henry for Aeolian-Vocalian, 1920

 

 

 

 

 

"Music Unites the Family," Glass Advertising Magic Lantern Slide, Pathé c. 1922 (FP0609)

"Beautiful songs knit hearts together and make the home happier."

 

 

 

 

Saint Bernard

Artist: Arthur Thiele, c.1925

Location: Image from postcard

 

 

 

"The Phonograph" by Gabriel Dauchot

Lithograph 21.3" x 14.8"

 

 

 

 

Nipper, The Flatwater Folk Art Museum, Brownville, NE

 

 

 

Merry Teens Saalfield Paper Dolls cover, 1953 (courtesy Kathleen Taylor)

 

 

 

 

Friends from Across the Lake study by Haddon H. Sundblom

Oil on canvas, Painting 26 x 23.5 x 1.5 inches - private collection (Courtesy MutualArt)

 

 

 

 

 

Cover of Decca dealer's brochure for Decca phonographs, 1955 (PM-1955)

 

 

 

 

Watercolor by Peter Jackson 12" x 15", 1966

Edison demonstrating his phonograph. Published in Treasure, a British educational magazine for young children, August 20, 1966.

 

 

 

 

"Bye Bye Blues," Ronald Searle 1974

Media: Lithograph




 

 

Artist: ©Disney Studios, 1970




 

 

Artist: Alexander Calder, 1976

Media: Color lithograph on paper

Description: Alexander Calder's signature is written inside the stylistic spiraling grooves of a record
 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist: Walter Kitundu

Media: Wood-constructed turntable

Location: Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, CA 2007

Description: This wood-constructed turntable relies on earthquakes for power. Displayed in the "Beats Per Minute" exhibition at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art.

 

 

 

 

"The Lovers," Jacob Lawrence, 1946

Media: Oil

Location: Unknown

Description: Romance is a common theme for the phonograph in its role of providing "mood music."

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Rum, Bum and Wind-up Gramophone" by Philip Core, 1979

Media: Painting, 145 x 175 cms

Postcard ©Philip Core from the book Philip Core: Paintings 1975-85 (PM-1402)

 



 

"Tiny Tunes Birthday," by Todd Curtis, 1980

©Todd Curtis, Paper Moon Graphics (PM-1403)

 

 

 

 

"A Calabrian Worker’s Roman Sunday (Rocco with a Gramophone)" by Renato Guttuso, 1960-1961, The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

 

 





Illustration by Michael E. Sloan for book review of The Sound of My Voice by Ron Butlin, December 31, 1989



 



 

"Yeah Yeah Girls" by Kerry Beary, 2005

Media: Acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20" (PM-1817)

 

 

 

AArtist: Kerry Beary, 2004

Media: Acrylic on canvas, 12" x 12"

 

 

 

Artist: Kerry Beary, 2006

Media: Acrylic on canvas, 12" x 12"

 

 

Description from the artist: My inspiration comes from a myriad of things. I collect mid-century, Danish modern, 50's and 60's art, furniture, accessories, and fabrics. My husband and I purchased a modern home in sub-tropical Louisiana, built in 1953, and have been filling it with all things retro, vintage, Tiki, and fabulous! My paintings contain elements from my home, especially the lamps, patterns, and furnishings. My models are a blast from the past: photographs of my mother, who was a 50's and 60's fashion hair and makeup diva, advertisements, and of course the glamour of Hollywood and all those wonderful television shows! Leave it to Beaver, I Love Lucy, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie and so on. The clothes, the hair, the accessories, the decor; these old things are new again and here to stay. We have been collecting and acquiring these items for many years from many places: New York City, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Southern California, and right here in the Deep South!

 

 

 

"Recuperando el silencio," by Edwin Rojas, 2008 (Figurative, Surrealist) (private collection)

 

 

 

 

L"Le Gramophone," Lucien Philippe Moretti, c. 1985

Limited Edition Lithograph, 26" x 21" (PM-0554)

 

Description: Lucien P. Moretti was a people-watcher, said to never be without his drawing pad. Moretti captured interesting characters and faces, and in this lithograph ot multiple vignettes he features a young girl listening to a gramophone.

 

 

 

 

Penn Station in New York City had this display on view in 2006 celebrating New Jersey's contribution to culture and civilization. Sponsored by the City of Newark, NJ, an artistic interpretation of Edison's early Phonograph is seen here with another Edison contribution, moving pictures, to the right.

 

D"Dreams of Long Ago," Norman Rockwell

Media: Lithograph with pencil signature from edition of 200 (PM-1805)

 

Description: The model for this Saturday Evening Post cover of August 13, 1927 was James Van Brunt. Posed next to a Victor Talking Machine he held a Victor record titled, 'Dreams of Long Ago.'

"This record was recorded by Enrico Caruso, an Italian tenor whom Rockwell had met during his work at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1912. The lyrics include "shadows are falling and I sit alone/My heart recalling Memories when you were my own. Van Brunt's pose and expression in this piece suggest a wistful nostalgia for a time passed." The Norman Rockwell Museum

 

 

 

"A Funny Story," published by "Chatterbox," 1911

Media: Print, 7 1/4" x 5 1/2" (PM-0793)

 

 

 

 

Artist: George Pavis, 1929

Published by Fantasio (?)

Media: Lithograph

 

 

 

 

Picturetone Records packaging for 6 Folk Dances, Unbreakable Children's Records, 1948 (FP1404)

 

 

 

 

"Saluting the Grammy's," by Charles Fazzino, 2004

Media: 3-D Serigraph, 15" x 17.5" (limited edition)

 

 

 

 

Bird"Birds and Gramophone" by Schlomo Schwartz, c. 1985

Media: Mixed media, watercolor, chalk and gouache, 19 1/2" x 27" (PM-0611)

Description: Shlomo Schwartz was born in Bukovina, 1934, imigrated to Israel in 1948. He studied art with Aharon Avni, and continued studies at the Avni Institute of Art and Sculpture under the direction of Moshe Mokadi, his persomal instructors were Marcel Janco, Stematzky, Streichman and others.

 

 

 

 

 

Die M"Music Hath Charms," George Grosz, 1922

Media: Monochrome Lithograph 7'' x 9.5" (PM-1209)

Description: This piece was illustrated by popular German artist George Grosz (1893-1959) was known for his irreverent caricatures of life in Berlin during the 1920s. Before he emigrated to the United States in the early 1930s he was a member of both the Dada movement and a verist of the New Objectivity group in Weimar Republic of Germany. While in the US, he ventured away from caricatures, preferring instead to focus on landscapes and watercolors.

 

 

 

"The Menaced Assassin," by Rene Magritte, 1927

Media: Oil, canvas, 195.2 x 150.4 cm

Location: Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Description: "The Menaced Assassin" is a 1927 oil on canvas painting by Belgian surrealist artist René Magritte. The main subject of the painting, a blood-smeared nude woman, is seen lying on a couch. The assassin of the painting's title, a well-dressed man, stands ready to leave, his coat and hat on a chair next to his bag. He is however delayed by the sound of music, and in an unhurriedly relaxed manner, listens to a gramophone. In the meantime, two men armed with club and net wait in the foyer to ensnare him, as three more men also watch from over the balcony. (Information from en.wikipedia.org)

 

 

 

Teenagers in the style of Margaret Keane Big Eyes

Artist: Eve

c. 1970's (PM-0643)

 

 

 

Peaches Records & Tapes first opened in 1974 on Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles as a music and entertainment retailer. "They were known for huge reproductions of the album covers of the latest releases on the side of its buildings and for selling records from wooden crates with the chain's colorful fruit-crate style logo on the side". Wikipedia

Peaches filed for bankruptcy in 1981.

 

 

 

Thomas Alva Edison lithograph for cigar box, c. 1890 (PM-1153)

 

 

 

"Sent to Bed Too Early," Edison lithograph advertisement c.1908

Size: 37 x 28 (30 x 20.25 visible)

Sold by Wm Morford Auctions 2011

 

 

 

Artist: Elena Maria Ospina Mejia

Location: Unknown

Description: Elena Maria Ospina Mejia is a painter, illustrator and cartoonist from Columbia. This image was found on the European Cartoon gallery website.

 

 

 

 

Artist: F. Hardy

Media: Illustration on paper

Description: This illustration by F. Hardy is from the French magazine La Vie Parisienne. The 1929 image depicts a sultry smoking lady playing a record on the gramophone.

 

 

 

 

 

"Imagination is My Bestest Friend" by Fabio Napoleoni, ca. 2012

Limited Edition Giclee on Paper, 10" x 14" (Original Oil, 18" x 24")

 

 

 

Let me p"Let Me Play Among the Stars" by Fabio Napoleoni, 2013

Limited Edition Giclee on Paper, 10" x 14" (PM-1477)

 

 




 

IRENE illustration by Christoph Nieman for Diablo Magazine article "Going on Record" by Justin Goldman, July 2008 (1)

 

 

 

 

Brian Wilson's Broken Heart Club

From Pete McKee's ©Great Moments in Music collection and courtesy of Pete McKee

"His nemesis struck for the last time." Print available for purchase at Shop McKee





Design for Love

From Pete McKee's "Thud Crackle Pop"© collection and courtesy of Pete McKee

Print available for purchase at Shop McKee

Watch Episode 1 - Pete McKee Art History Video for more details about Pete McKee and his art.

 

 

 

"Pacific Sheets," by Gannam, 1945 (PM-0898)

Description: This magazine ad from 1945 features a young woman enjoying her record player, telephone and lush bed sheets. The next generation of teens would replace these 78's and have a stack of 45 rpms playing music in their bedrooms.

 

 

 

Ex Libris Bookplates

Media: Mixed media, watercolor, chalk and gouache, 19 1/2" x 27"

Description: Ex Libris Bookplates, 8.0 x 6.0 cm (PM-1202, PM-1203, PM-1204)

 

 

 

 

"Her Mistress's Voice" by Grace Slick

Limited Edition Giclee, 2000 (PM-0635)

 

Description: "Lampooning both R.C.A and Maxell tape, the girl is blown away” - Grace Slick

 

 

 

 

CClarabelle Cow, Walt Disney Productions ©

Media: Card stock 1 3/4" x 2 3/4" (PM-0349)

 

Description: This image is from a Walt Disney Vintage Card issued in Sweden in the early 1970s.

 

 

 

 

 

"Music - so restful at the close of a busy day." by Hilma Lehmann (PM-0547)

Watercolor, 1922

Description: Sonora's trademark was a bell with the slogan "Clear as a Bell." This sketch was for a Sonora advertisement for a trolley car sign.

 

 

 

 

Artist: J. H. Dowd

Black and white print from book of children's drawings, "People of Importance," illustrated by J. H. Dowd, 1938

5 1/2" x 8 3/4" (PM-0842)

Description: J.H. Dowd is said to have captured "simply and beautifully the characteristic actions and ever changing moods of children," as illustrated in this pencil drawing print.

 

 

 

"Voice from the Past" by Herb Jones, 1992

Egg tempera painting of gramophone on a sand dune brought to the beach. 13 3/4" x 9 1/4" edition of 1500 prints (PM-0849)

 

 

 

 

 

Sita Sings the Blues, c. 2003

Artist: Nina Paley & Stephen Hersh

 

 

 

 

South Bronx TATS CRU Mural 2018

Welcome to the South Bronx. East 134th Street and mural by TATS CRU with record player.

Credit: Devin Yalkin for The New York Times

 

 

 

The UPS Store, Inc. float, winner of the 130th Tournament of Roses Parade Sweepstakes Award, Pasadena, CA, January 1, 2019 (Courtesy AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)

 

 

Another angle of the UPS Store, Inc. float with gramophone leading the way - Courtesy of Pasadena Star-News

For additional phonograph related floats visit Phonographia's Phonograph Floats

 

 



Digital jukebox. A "Work of art."

Apple Power Mac G4 Cube Brochure ©2001 Apple Computer Inc. (PM-1340)

 

 

 

 

The La Victrola Project - Burning Man, 2016 and 2017 - See website for more details

 

From a distance, La Victrola’s 35-foot high horn has a distinctive physical signature. A closer look reveals panels of perforated steel with hand-riveted sheet metal ornaments. Two tons of graceful curved steel ribbing allow this beautiful structure to float on its massive single arm. Nestled deep in its horn, a small speaker crackles away with a long lost song. Its Art Nouveau details and subtle lighting help transport viewers to a distant time and place. At the Burning Man Arts festival in 2016 and 2017, La Victrola produced interactive cabaret shows nightly featuring burlesque, jazz, blues, bellydancing and a 40 person orchestra. Information courtesy the La Victrola Project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Necomi Illustration Works "PHONOGRAPHIC ", Necomi Illustration Works, JAPAN Anime Art, 2021

 

 

 

"Hillbilly Maestro" by Mark Fox, ca. 2007

12" x 12" Acrylic on wood (PM-1878)

 

 

 

 

"Let's Go" by John Striebel, 1923

Chicago Sunday Tribune cover art of woman with record (PM-1813)

 

 

 

 

"Society Ladies and the Phonograph" by staff artist of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, February 16, 1889

"Society Ladies and the Phonograph -- Scene at the St. Valentine's Market New York City"

Hand-colored woodcut print (PM-0764)

 

 

 

 

"Santa Claus Hides in the Phonograph" by Maud Trube, chromolithograph card, 1923

Insert card for Little Tots' Nursery Tunes, No. 5 The Christmas Book, Regal Record Company, NY (PM-1304D)

 

 

 

 

"A Love Message" by Guernsey Moore, 1908

Advertisement used by Edison in February and March 1908

This image with a flowered horn was used for an Edison "artistic eight-color hanger." Most magazine ads, however, featured a black morninglory horn. The flowered red horn was not offered by Edison at the time when Moore painted this picture. This discrepancy was noted by some of Edison's dealers who complained about Edison advertising something that Edison wasn't actually selling.

 

The Edison Phonograph Monthly, March 1908

 

 

 

 

 

"A pleasure shared is a pleasure doubled" by Charles D. Williams, June 1907 (PM-1903)

 

 

 

 

 

Lucius W. Hitchcock, September 1907 (PM-1904)

 

 

 

 

 

John E. Sheridan, March 1908 (PM-0862)

 

 

 

 

John E. Sheridan, December 1910

 

 

 

John E. Sheridan, February 1911

 

 

 

 

 

Painting for Victor ad adapted from the Chicago Tribune cartoon of John T. McCutcheon, 1914 (PM-1968)

 

 

 

 

 

Adolph Treidler, 1910 (PM-0808)

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Phonograph" by Andrea Lauren, 2014 (PM-0866)

 

 

 

 

 

Original watercolor, unknown artist, 2015 (PM-0521)

 

 

 

 

 

Print by Tony Wright for album cover, 1978 (PM-0520)

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Morning Glory" print by Randy Souders, 1981 (PM-0524)

 

 

 

 

 

“Das neueste Couplet” woodcut print after watercolor by Edward Cucuel, 1900 published by Moderne Kunst (PM-0766)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lithograph, Pam Wishbone, 2010 (PM-0865)

 

 

 

 

 

Nipper Metal Sculpture

Sculpture is handcrafted of cut steel, brushed brass and hand painted finish 38" x 17" x 8" and weighs 12 lbs. Consumer home decoration (sold by J.C. Penny et al. in 1995 for $275.00). (FP0199)

 

 

 

"Look Under the Lid," by Norman Price for the Victor Talking Machine Co.,1921 (PM-2023)

 

 

 

"Recco," by Joan Cornellà, 2017 (PM-0632)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REFERENCE MATERIAL

The Edison Phonograph Monthly proudly noted in their December 1907 issue that the illustrations now appearing in Edison "magazine advertisements are reproductions from a series of sketches drawn especially for us by a number of leading artists of the country. They are the most expensive illustrations that have ever been made for talking machine advertising and are, in our opinion, the most artistic."

 

The Edison Phonograph Monthly, December 1907

 

 

Advertisement used in magazines by Edison in June and July 1907 by Charles D. Williams

Advertisement in August 1907 by J. J. Gould.

Advertisement in September 1907 by Lucius W. Hitchcock.

Advertisement in October 1907 by Forrest Halsey

Advertisement in November 1907 by James Montgomery Flagg

Advertisement in December 1907 by Rose Cecil Oneill Latham Wilson (promoted but not found)

Advertisement in January 1908 by James Montgomery Flagg

Advertisement in February 1908 by Guernsey Moore

Advertisement in March 1908 by John E. Sheridan

Advertisement in April 1908 by Will Bradley

Advertisement in May 1908 by J. J. Gould

Advertisement in February 1911 by John E. Sheridan

 

 

 

 

 

 

J. J. Gould, August 1907 magazine advertisement

 

 

 

Lucius W. Hitchcock, September 1907 magazine advertisement

 

 

 

Forrest Halsey, October 1907 magazine advertisement

 

 

 

"His Message"

James Montgomery Flagg, November 1907 magazine advertisement

 

 

 

 

 

Rose Cecil Oneill Latham Wilson, December 1907 magazine advertisement

 

 

 

Advertisement in January 1908 by James Montgomery Flagg

 

 

 

Advertisement in February 1908 by Guernsey Moore

 

 

 

Advertisement in March 1908 by John E. Sheridan

 

 

Advertisement in April 1908 by Will Bradley

 

 

 

Advertisement in May 1908 by J. J. Gould

 

 

 

Advertisement in August 1908 by John Newton Hewitt

 

 

 

 

Advertisement in December 1910 by John E. Sheridan (PM-952A & PM-952B)

 

 

 

Advertisement in February 1911 by John E. Sheridan (PM-0951)

 

 

 

Advertisement in November 1911 by John E. Sheridan (PM-0952)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"In 1999, Keizo Kitajima photographed the apartment in Chicago where, unknown to others, the outsider artist Henry Darger created fantasy worlds only revealed near his death." (Credit - Keizo Kitajima and Yukiko Koide Presents, Tokyo) New York Times

This photograph of Darger's apartment where he created his art and literature includes a six-degrees of separation 1920's phonograph, perhaps once providing music to the room or maybe only an artifact with some other connection...or not.

 

 

 

 

Phonographia