Nothing says "Merry Christmas" Like Victorian Baby Talk: Edison's Monstrous Talking Doll, circa 1890

Using miniature phonographs embedded inside, these “talking” baby dolls were toy manufacturers’ first attempt at using sound technology in toys. They marked a collaboration between Edison and William Jacques and Lowell Briggs, who worked to miniaturize the phonograph starting in 1878.

1 comment:

semirhythmic said...

The recording is kinda creepy: http://www.nps.gov/edis/photosmultimedia/talking-doll-record-hear-the-recording.htm