Alexander Graham Bell’s recorded voice heard for the first time, ca. 1885 (by SmithsonianVideos)

For decades, early attempts at sound recordings by Alexander Graham Bell sat in our archive, unable to be played due to lack of sufficient technology. But thanks to laser technology from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and experts at the Library of Congress we were finally able to listen to them last year. And recently we were able to confirm that the voice heard on the wax and cardboard discs was indeed the voice of the famous inventor himself.

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