Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The first Presidential election in which recorded sound played a part.

In 1908 the two Presidential candidates who were running for office recorded their voices for a few recording companies. The first time the voices of the two men were heard by more than a few thousand and by hundreds of thousands.
There were several recordings made for both the Edison Phonograph Company and the Victor Talking Machine company. But it was ground breaking...For the first time each company knew they had the voice and speeches of the next President. This was a new world. In this article we have two of the Victor records made by both candidates.Here we see a cartoon of the two candidates William Howard Taft and William Jennings Bryan. Below we will see an example of the two recordings for made the Victor Company by the two men..