Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Sunday, June 28, 2015


Have you ever wondered what famous people in the past sounded like?  Here's 25 snippets -- dating from 1890 to the mid Thirties -- of some rare recordings of historic voices* from the past:

  • William Jennings Bryan
  • Woodrow Wilson
  • Grover Cleveland
  • William McKinley
  • William Howard Taft
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Vice President Garrett A. Herbert
  • Ernest Shackleton
  • Robert E. Peary
  • Thomas A. Watson (Edison's assistant)
  • Thomas Edison
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • W. B. Yeats
  • George Bernard Shaw
  • G. K. Chesterton
  • Oscar Wilde
  • Leo Tolstoy
  • Harry Houdini
  • Florence Nightingale
  • Edwin Booth
  • General Nelson A. Miles (Commander of the US Army in the Spanish-American War)
  • Andrew Carnagie
  • Buffalo Bill
  • Pope Leo XIII

*There's some question whether the recording of Oscar Wilde is really by him (see comments to the post).

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