What I'm speaking of? One of the many phonographs by the Victor Talking Machine Co known as a Victrola.
Beautiful is the large external horn and the wood-based, standing cabinet that makes this gramophone perfect to sit as a centerpiece on a table in a living room. The Victrola was the most popular of phonographs. What a machine and what a great collection of music it must have played in its day. Can you imagine, first cuts by Sarah Vaughan and Dizzy Gillespie? Wow!
Seeing a Victrola made me envision black and white frames with jazz swing dancers all around doing the jitterbug, from wall to wall, to a jazz orchestra all in tuxedos and a jazz diva with a fancy hat, white fur lined gloves and a long, fancy gown, singing with all the emotion and sassiness she had.
What a history! What a culture! What music!