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[Brown wax home recording of advertisement for the Vikings Remedy, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania].


Place of Publication:
[United States],
Issued Date:
Personal recordings

Performers not given.

The David Giovannoni Collection of home cylinder recordings (Set Number: 246-01).

Brown wax cylinder.


Man speaks: "A key to health! The Vikings Remedy. Truth is mighty. Every bottle of this ancient remedy bears living testimony to its power and worth. It cures when doctors fail. Try it!" Another man, with a German accent, describes the medicine in English; then speaks in German, possibly in a palimpsest recording. At the end, the first man speaks again: "Were you aware of the fact that you were hearing the originator of the Vikings Remedy and also the manufacturer at Wilkes-Barre, P-A."

Physical Description:
1 cylinder (ca. 2 min.) : 152.2 rpm ; 2 1/4 x 4 in.
Audio musical
Cylinder Audio Archive
Library Location:
Department of Special Research Collections
Catalog System Number:
Copyright Holder:
University of California (System). Regents

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