Thursday, June 23, 2011

Treasure Chest Thursday - Alice and Hunker Cosby's Voice Record

This was a fun mememto picked up by my grandparents, Grayson and Alice Cosby, on a trip to New York in 1935.

There was a popular recording booth at the time on the Empire State Building's 86th floor observatory.  When money was inserted, visitors could record their own voices onto a souvenir record.  These made great keepsakes for visitors to recall their special trip to the Big Apple.

The record sleeve is all that remains of that enjoyable day, but the writing on its cover still makes me smile.  "Hunker" was my grandfather's nickname; I'm not sure who comprised "the Gang."

Also in 1935, WNEW in New York became the first music radio station.  Is there a coincidence?

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  1. What a fun piece of memorabilia. It brought to mind a recording my sister and her friends made in the 1960s at a local amusement park. I wonder if she still has it....

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