Project IRENE Using optical scanning to digitize ethnographic field recordings on wax cylinders

Optical Scan of Cylinder 14-1654: Damage Detail

Zoomed in view of a small portion of the cylinder. The black web like structure is surface damage due to mold eating away the surface and creating surface depressions. The damage is severe enough that it is visible on the surface of the cylinder.
September, 1, 1911
Actual Dimension:
7.2mm h x 10.2mm w
Exhibit Tags:
delicate, optical scan, 1654, and wax cylinder