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

Photo of Cylinders 14-1700.1 and 14-1700.2: Original and Duplicate

Two cylinders one presumed to be a duplicate from a mold of the other. The cylinder with the lighter gray finish (right) is documented as being a duplicate of the darker colored cylinder (Left). Both cylinders record a Yana song, sung by Ishi.
February 1912
Actual Dimension:
both cylinders: 10cm tall, 4cm in diameter
Exhibit Tags:
Duplicates, 1700, photograph, and wax cylinder