Library of Congress National Jukebox

Wonderful stuff! The Library of Congress has just released more than 10,000 digitized 78s from the Victor Talking Machine Company as a National Jukebox. The recordings are lovely and crackly, as if you’re listening on a gramaphone.

Here’s “Cradle Song 1915”, recorded in Camden, New Jersey:

Nice to see pretty URLs for things too, like Enrico Caruso or things recorded on May 18. Go LC!

5/13: Interesting postscript at Public Knowledge.