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Photo 5: Edison and his associates inspect the improved phonograph, June 16, 1888.

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(Photo: Edison National Historic Site)

Edison was very aware of the need for publicity to popularize his inventions and his "genius." At that time the only way to hear music or talks was at a live performance

1. Would you have been anxious to buy the latest device for playing records if you had been alive at the time of Edison and seen this photograph?

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