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Item of the Week: Victrola-VI phonograph

Item of the Week: Victrola-VI phonograph

Much like Kleenex is used as a proprietary eponym for facial tissues, or escalator is used to describe a moving staircase, in the early 20th century Victrola was often used to describe a machine that played back flat music records. However, the Victrola was a trademark of the Victor Talking Machine Company, and used to… Continue Reading

Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day

Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day

The Sarnoff Collection is participating in the 14th annual Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day on September 22 from 11:00-4:00. This year, Museum Day will showcase Women Making History: Trailblazers in the arts, sciences, innovation, and culture. Come join us for a guided tour of the collection that highlights the women who worked at RCA, listen to… Continue Reading

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