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Re: [ARSCLIST] Abraham Lincoln -- recording star???
At 08:21 PM 7/24/2004 +0000, robert wasserman wrote:
Here's a thought, is it possible today to take these phonoautographs and
scan and convert them to digital waveforms, as seen in most editing
programs, and now reproduce sound from them, albeit low resolution?
If any survive, they could certainly be tried. However, lampblack on glass
or paper would be rather fragile - and 147 years is a loooong time.
There are interesting images at http://www.phonautograph.com/ - including
two of a recording. Judging from them, recognizable sound may not be
Any Canadian here how might want to research further at the museum?