Uncle Josh Buys a Victrola; Opera at Pun'kin Center

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Creation: 1919

The Victor Talking Company was a major competitor to Edison. Founded in 1901, Victor took the lead in promoting classical music by recording Enrico Caruso, Jascha Heifetz, Fritz Kreisler, Sergei Rachmaninoff and other stars on its distinctive “Red Seal” label. This example highlights another lucrative market for Victor – vaudeville and comedy. This acoustic 78 features the popular “Uncle Josh.”

Title

Uncle Josh Buys a Victrola; Opera at Pun'kin Center

Date

Creation: 1919

Description

The Victor Talking Company was a major competitor to Edison. Founded in 1901, Victor took the lead in promoting classical music by recording Enrico Caruso, Jascha Heifetz, Fritz Kreisler, Sergei Rachmaninoff and other stars on its distinctive “Red Seal” label. This example highlights another lucrative market for Victor – vaudeville and comedy. This acoustic 78 features the popular “Uncle Josh.”

Rights

Public Domain

Format

78 rpm records

Source

Music Library, 78RPM MUS-83

Files

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Citation

“Uncle Josh Buys a Victrola; Opera at Pun'kin Center,” Gallery, accessed September 15, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/894.