Dated July 29, '02...1902 that is. I found this phonograph cylinder at a rummage sale last month. At first I was somewhat quizzical as to what I was holding. I was attracted to the object because of the ornate font and elaborate wrapping, but to learn that within the box was a nearly forgotten form of music that I had never seen before. Well, that rapidly altered my appreciation for the item. I deemed it worthy of sitting on my bookshelf. The one that contains treasures from around the world.
Here's a recording of the song that I found on YouTube. It's actually kind of cute.