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Delaware’s Johnson Victrola Museum on “America’s Lost Treasures” on July 25
The segment of “America’s Lost Treasures” filmed at Dover, Del.’s Johnson Victrola Museum is scheduled to air at 9 p.m. on July 25, 2012 on the National Geographic cable channel. “America’s Lost Treasures” seeks individuals from across the country who own items of historical interest, significance or mystery. It then films interviews with subject-matter experts who can help authenticate, appraise for value and tell a story for these items.
Ann Horsey, the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs’ curator of collections and a subject-matter expert in sound-reproduction machines, was interviewed regarding a Graphophone machine manufactured by Columbia Phonograph in the late 1890s. The museum was selected as the filming venue because of its focus on the life and achievements of Delaware’s native son, Eldridge Reeves Johnson, founder of the Victor Talking Machine Company and a pioneer in the development of the sound-recording industry.