A visit at the Pathé factory in 1907

A series of photographs of the Pathé factory in Chatou, in the West suburb of Paris, in 1907. Taken from a report published in French journal La Nature in 1907. Source: Conservatoire numérique du CNAM  

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Along the boulevard des Italiens in Paris

In Belle Epoque Paris, the showrooms of the main talking machines brands (Gramophone, Pathé, Columbia, Odeon, APGA) were located boulevard des Italiens. Here is a 1899 drawing of Pathé Salon du Phonographe (1899-1913) located at number 26. See the Salon du Phonographe in Disquaires de Paris. Source: Bulletin phonographique et cinématographique, november 1899 - Gallica. … Continue reading Along the boulevard des Italiens in Paris

Zhou Xuan (周璇) – The flower on my chest (襟上一朵花) on 78 rpm record

I bought this 78 rpm record in 2008 in the antique market of Chengdu, in China. This sweet jazzy stuff was performed in the early 40's by famous Chinese actress and singer Zhou Xuan (more information here), who was one of the most popular artist in the last years of the pre-communist era in China. … Continue reading Zhou Xuan (周璇) – The flower on my chest (襟上一朵花) on 78 rpm record