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Feb 17, 1890 - P.T. Barnum's address to the future (Remastered w/ transcript)

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Early phonograph of circus legend PT Barnum testing out the phonograph. I made the sound less harsh and added in a transcript. Thanks to the internet, I was able to find an accurate transcript from The Roscommon Constitutionalist February 22, 1890 which seems to include a lost intro - "Barnum's Farewell. Edison House, London. This 17th of February, 1890. My greatest show on earth having closed on the 16th, after a marvelous success testified to by a million and a half patrons in 14 weeks, I wish to give my parting thanks to the British public, and to assure them that I shall ever gratefully cherish most pleasant memories of their kindness and hospitality, even higher than the pecuniary success with which they have crowned my efforts to please them. I thus address the world through the medium of the latest wonderful invention, Edison's phonograph, so that my voice, like my great show, will reach future generations, and be heard centuries after I have joined the great, and as I believe, happy majority. P. T. Barnum."

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