Friday, November 27, 2009

The Voice of Florence Nightingale

Pioneering professional nurse Florence Nightingale was already 70 years old when she recorded this snippet for Thomas Edison and posterity in 1890. This recording has been redubbed to different formats and speed-corrected at least once, so the legibility after 119 years is due to Nightingale's slow and overdramatic delivery. (via the Presurfer)

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