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On Stage At The Met, 1901 – Thanks to Lionel Mapelson

Lionel Mapleson with his recording equipment
Lionel Mapleson with Edison Home Phonograph and extra large horn, probably at the Metropolitan Opera House. (ca. 1901-1903)
19, 2011

Lionel Mapelson was a librarian at the Metropolitan Opera over 110 years ago and an amateur inventor who recorded bits of early Met performances on a hand cranked machine.