Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Gram-o-phone Suggests Itself -- March 5, 2014

In this ad from the 27-December-1898 San Francisco Call, Sherman. Clay and Company offers a Gramophone.  Sherman. Clay and Company is a piano store founded in San Francisco in 1870, which is going out of business in May this year.  The gramophone was originally the name for devices which played flat records, like Berliner's, instead of Edison-type phonograph cylinders.  Chauncey M Depew was a famous New York corporate attorney who later became a United States Senator. 

Today is Ash Wednesday.  I went to get ashes at the old Federal Reserve Building. 

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