Audio recording of Bismarck, N.D.’s namesake found in New Jersey museum

February 4, 2012 at 5:20 am in Grand Forks Herald

The National Park Service announced this week that the German chancellor’s voice has been identified among those found on a dozen recorded wax cylinders, each more than 120 years old, that were once stored near Thomas Edison’s cot in his West Orange, N.J., lab. They include music and dignitaries, including the voice of the only person born in the 18th century believed to be available on a recording. Continue Reading