An announcer (?) opens the recording session and presides over the proceedings, which are taking place on 29 December 1940 (the day after a "Harlequin Ball"). Various anonymous men and women make remarks and speeches, then sing old-fashioned songs. The place of the recording is unknown.
Collection Technical Notes:
Phonograph records are 10-inch, needle-cut, plastic discs of the Audiodisc brand. The date of their creation is known, but their provenance remains a mystery. The WAVE files are now converted to MP3s.
The discs were manufactured by the SoundScriber Corp., New Haven, CT. Two of them have recording on both sides, one has a recording on one side. The identification of the language as English is for convenience only. (Clarence E. Parmenter Collection)