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Earthquake Survivors, 1906

On this day in 1906 at 5:11 am Pacific Coast time a huge earthquake devastated San Francisco. It has been widely described as a force that shook up to a full minute and was felt from Oregon to LA all … Continue reading

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“Zauberin”, Enchantress; 1905 Paul Eisler Piano

I had seen this item in catalogs and a few far flung library lists but had never seen a copy until Oregon State University graciously granted an inter-library loan request my local librarian made on my behalf. What a feeling … Continue reading

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Paul Eisler on Tour with Andreas Dippel, 1903

Paul Eisler first arrived in the United States in 1902 according to the ship “Cuxhaven” manifest notes when he arrived again in New York City in 1904. Under the heading “Whether ever before in the United States? And if so … Continue reading

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1889 Ross Family Christmas in Rutland Vermont

Edith writes: “Dear Grace, – I will write you a few lines and tell you what I got Christmas. I got a lovely doll, a pair of kid gloves, a new dress, a paper knife, two St. Nicholas, a little … Continue reading

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Violinist Daisy Kennedy in 1912 with Paul Eisler, Kapellmeister, Vienna

Sometimes the little tidbits from the past family life come falling into place like beautiful snowflakes on a Saturday morning.  One such dazzling snowflake has been Daisy Kennedy, an Australian violinist born in 1893. My first find was this performance announcement … Continue reading

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Caruso sings Cantique de Noël; A Gift from 1916

Need a three minute holiday gift for yourself? Indulge in a short listen to Enrico Caruso! This opera legend left a legacy of many early recordings that showcase his rich voice and the highlight of this blogpost – the French … Continue reading

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A Friend from 1935 singing “Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht” [Silent Night/Holy Night]

Are you feeling the holiday spirit yet? Here is a small present – listen to one of Edith and Paul Eisler’s friends, Ernestine Schumann-Heink, sing “Silent Night” in this radio broadcast clip from 1935. From the youtube description: “The great … Continue reading

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