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Recorder Collection

"Capturing Moments: The Evolution of the Recorder" From the early days of camcorders to modern digital devices

Background imageRecorder Collection: Little boy lifts his jumper, Balham, SW London

Little boy lifts his jumper, Balham, SW London
A little boy lifting his jumper on a street in Balham, SW London. Date: circa 1961

Background imageRecorder Collection: Sir Douglas Haig, Vice Admiral Keyes and Sir A Bodkin

Sir Douglas Haig, Vice Admiral Keyes and Sir A Bodkin
Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig (1861-1928) and Vice Admiral Sir Roger John Brownlow Keyes (1872-1945) being received at Dover by Sir Archibald Henry Bodkin (1862-1957)

Background imageRecorder Collection: Camcorder

Camcorder. Analogue hand-held home video camera, recording onto VHS

Background imageRecorder Collection: Frances Densmore, US anthropologist

Frances Densmore, US anthropologist
Frances Densmore (left, 1867-1957), US ethnologist, using a phonograph (left) to record the voice and stories of Mountain Chief, a Native American from the Piegan tribe

Background imageRecorder Collection: Allegory of Music, 1649. Creator: Laurent de la Hyre

Allegory of Music, 1649. Creator: Laurent de la Hyre
Allegory of Music, 1649. allegorical figure tunes a theorbo. At her shoulder is a songbird, symbol of natural music, whereas by contrast she may be a representation of modern music theory

Background imageRecorder Collection: PHONAUTOGRAPH, c1857. A demonstration of the phonautograph, a sound-recording device invented by L

PHONAUTOGRAPH, c1857. A demonstration of the phonautograph, a sound-recording device invented by L

Background imageRecorder Collection: 187864

187864

Background imageRecorder Collection: Chinese mountebank riding a boat on land accompanied by a musician playing a recorder, Qing Dynasty

Chinese mountebank riding a boat on land accompanied by a musician playing a recorder, Qing Dynasty
FLO4590485 Chinese mountebank riding a boat on land accompanied by a musician playing a recorder, Qing Dynasty. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Freschi after Antoine Cardon

Background imageRecorder Collection: Bristol Riots, 1831, a response to the rejection by the House of Lords of the second Reform Bill

Bristol Riots, 1831, a response to the rejection by the House of Lords of the second Reform Bill
527843 Bristol Riots, 1831, a response to the rejection by the House of Lords of the second Reform Bill. Sir Charles Wetherell, Recorder of Bristol and an opponent of Reform

Background imageRecorder Collection: Mary with child surrounded by angels playing music, Early16th cen.. Creator

Mary with child surrounded by angels playing music, Early16th cen.. Creator
Mary with child surrounded by angels playing music, Early16th cen.. Private Collection

Background imageRecorder Collection: Trompe l'oeil, late 17th-early 18th century. Creator: Johan Klopper

Trompe l'oeil, late 17th-early 18th century. Creator: Johan Klopper
Trompe l'oeil, late 17th-early 18th century

Background imageRecorder Collection: Triumphant Cupid among Emblems of Art and War, 17th century. Creators: Thomas Willeboirts

Triumphant Cupid among Emblems of Art and War, 17th century. Creators: Thomas Willeboirts, Paul de Vos
Triumphant Cupid among Emblems of Art and War, 17th century

Background imageRecorder Collection: Self-Portrait, 1745-1760. Creator: Gerrit Backhuijzen

Self-Portrait, 1745-1760. Creator: Gerrit Backhuijzen
Self-Portrait, 1745-1760

Background imageRecorder Collection: Young Man in a Study, 1640-1650. Creator: Adriaen van Gaesbeeck

Young Man in a Study, 1640-1650. Creator: Adriaen van Gaesbeeck
Young Man in a Study, 1640-1650

Background imageRecorder Collection: Country Kermis, 1680-1704. Creator: Cornelis Dusart

Country Kermis, 1680-1704. Creator: Cornelis Dusart
Country Kermis, 1680-1704. Feast day of St Martin: woman playing a hurdy-gurdy and boy playing the flute. Note child on hobby-horse

Background imageRecorder Collection: A Satyr, c.1630-c.1635. Creator: Jacob Jordaens

A Satyr, c.1630-c.1635. Creator: Jacob Jordaens
A Satyr, c.1630-c.1635. Other Title(s): Pan Tending his Flock

Background imageRecorder Collection: Trompe l'oeil with Violin, Music Book and Recorder, 1672. Creator: Cornelis Norbertus Gysbrechts

Trompe l'oeil with Violin, Music Book and Recorder, 1672. Creator: Cornelis Norbertus Gysbrechts
Trompe l'oeil with Violin, Music Book and Recorder, 1672

Background imageRecorder Collection: The visit of the Queen to Liverpool - The Recorder reading the Corporation Address... 1886

The visit of the Queen to Liverpool - The Recorder reading the Corporation Address... 1886. Creator: Unknown
The visit of the Queen to Liverpool - The Recorder reading the Corporation Address outside St George's Hall, 1886. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper Volume 33

Background imageRecorder Collection: Zoar Flute Recorder, c. 1938. Creator: Jerry Guinta

Zoar Flute Recorder, c. 1938. Creator: Jerry Guinta
Zoar Flute Recorder, c. 1938

Background imageRecorder Collection: Lollipop Man Retires, Teesside, 1974

Lollipop Man Retires, Teesside, 1974

Background imageRecorder Collection: These Mirfield mothers have gone back to basics at Upper Hopton First School

These Mirfield mothers have gone back to basics at Upper Hopton First School. They have joined their children - aged seven to nine - for school recorder lessons

Background imageRecorder Collection: Sir Forest Fulton, Red Judge, The Recorder

Sir Forest Fulton, Red Judge, The Recorder Date: 1903

Background imageRecorder Collection: Graphophone, Paris Exhibition of 1889

Graphophone, Paris Exhibition of 1889
Graphophone, Universal Exhibition of Paris, 1889 Date: 1889

Background imageRecorder Collection: Pete Seeger, American folk musician and singer-songwriter

Pete Seeger, American folk musician and singer-songwriter
Peter "Pete" Seeger (b 1919), American folk musician and singer-songwriter. From the 1960s onwards he has performed protest music in support of international disarmament

Background imageRecorder Collection: Peasant Children, c. 1630-40 (oil on copper)

Peasant Children, c. 1630-40 (oil on copper)
2563478 Peasant Children, c.1630-40 (oil on copper) by Le Nain, Antoine (c.1588-1648) (attr. to); 21.6x27.9 cm; Burrell Collection, Glasgow, Scotland; © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection

Background imageRecorder Collection: Music, 1801 (oil on canvas)

Music, 1801 (oil on canvas)
5897183 Music, 1801 (oil on canvas) by Wilde, Samuel de (1748-1832); 71.1x90.7 cm; Manchester Art Gallery, UK; (add.info)

Background imageRecorder Collection: The Old Folks Sing, the Young Folks Chirp, 1638 (oil on canvas)

The Old Folks Sing, the Young Folks Chirp, 1638 (oil on canvas)
3470247 The Old Folks Sing, the Young Folks Chirp, 1638 (oil on canvas) by Jordaens, Jacob (1593-1678); 128x192 cm; Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp

Background imageRecorder Collection: The Dreyfus Affair, Illustration for Le Petit Journal, 2 January 1898 (lithograph)

The Dreyfus Affair, Illustration for Le Petit Journal, 2 January 1898 (lithograph)
2818819 The Dreyfus Affair, Illustration for Le Petit Journal, 2 January 1898 (lithograph) by Meyer, Henri (1841-99); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Dreyfus Affair)

Background imageRecorder Collection: Peasants dancing in fields, Austria, 1822 (handcoloured copperplate engraving)

Peasants dancing in fields, Austria, 1822 (handcoloured copperplate engraving)
5986496 Peasants dancing in fields, Austria, 1822 (handcoloured copperplate engraving) by Migliavacca, Innocente (19th century); (add.info.: Peasants dancing in fields, Austria, 1822)

Background imageRecorder Collection: A Vanitas Still Life with a Flag, Candlestick, Musical Instruments, Books

A Vanitas Still Life with a Flag, Candlestick, Musical Instruments, Books, Writing Paraphernalia, Globes and Hourglass, 1662

Background imageRecorder Collection: Street Musicians, c. 1855. Creator: Style of HonoreVictorin Daumier

Street Musicians, c. 1855. Creator: Style of HonoreVictorin Daumier
Street Musicians, c. 1855

Background imageRecorder Collection: The Dance, c. 1750. Creator: Pietro Longhi

The Dance, c. 1750. Creator: Pietro Longhi
The Dance, c. 1750

Background imageRecorder Collection: Portrait of a Musician, ca. 1770. Creator: Alessandro Longhi

Portrait of a Musician, ca. 1770. Creator: Alessandro Longhi
Portrait of a Musician, ca. 1770

Background imageRecorder Collection: Office recorder and time recorder for use in a factory (b / w photo)

Office recorder and time recorder for use in a factory (b / w photo)
6008201 Office recorder and time recorder for use in a factory (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageRecorder Collection: Eifionydd (engraving)

Eifionydd (engraving)
1056445 Eifionydd (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Eifionydd, Recorder of the Gorsedd)

Background imageRecorder Collection: Grand reception of the Emperor and Empress of the French by the Lord Mayor

Grand reception of the Emperor and Empress of the French by the Lord Mayor and Corporation at the Guildhall
586107 Grand reception of the Emperor and Empress of the French by the Lord Mayor and Corporation at the Guildhall, London (engraving) by English School

Background imageRecorder Collection: The shepherds song

The shepherds song
LLM454828 The shepherds song by Foster, Myles Birket (1825-99); Private Collection; (add.info.: The shepherds song. Illustration from Christmas with the Poets (Ward Lock)

Background imageRecorder Collection: The Amateur Musician (chromolitho)

The Amateur Musician (chromolitho)
735658 The Amateur Musician (chromolitho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Amateur Musician)

Background imageRecorder Collection: Peasant wedding in a village in Austria, 1822

Peasant wedding in a village in Austria, 1822. Musicians play violin and pipes leading a procession with bride and groom from a church. Nozze di villagio dei contadini dell Austria

Background imageRecorder Collection: Old flute player (oil on wood)

Old flute player (oil on wood)
BFM286880 Old flute player (oil on wood) by Netherlandish School, (17th century); 58x39 cm; Schlossmuseum, Schloss Friedenstein, Gotha, Germany; Bildarchiv Foto Marburg

Background imageRecorder Collection: Vanitas with a globe, musical scores and instruments, 1692 (panel)

Vanitas with a globe, musical scores and instruments, 1692 (panel)
RAF81429 Vanitas with a globe, musical scores and instruments, 1692 (panel) by Colyer or Collier, Edwaert (c.1640-c.1707); 34.9x26 cm; Private Collection; Photo eRafael Valls Gallery, London

Background imageRecorder Collection: Still Life with Musical Instruments (oil on canvas)

Still Life with Musical Instruments (oil on canvas)
FTB165408 Still Life with Musical Instruments (oil on canvas) by Baschenis, Evaristo (1617-77); Gallerie dell Accademia, Venice, Italy; Italian, out of copyright

Background imageRecorder Collection: The Dance, or Iris, 1719-20 (oil on canvas)

The Dance, or Iris, 1719-20 (oil on canvas)
BLY21173 The Dance, or Iris, 1719-20 (oil on canvas) by Watteau, Jean Antoine (1684-1721); 97x166 cm; Gemaldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Germany; (add.info.: Iris c est de bonne heure)

Background imageRecorder Collection: Le Concert Champetre (engraving)

Le Concert Champetre (engraving)
5238536 Le Concert Champetre (engraving) by Giorgione (Giorgio da Castelfranco) (1477/78-1510) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Le Concert Champetre)

Background imageRecorder Collection: Peasants dancing in a clearing to music

Peasants dancing in a clearing to music from a recorder and bagpipes. After an engraving by Claudine Bouzonnet Stella, 17th century

Background imageRecorder Collection: Ms 493 f. 17 An exchange of gifts, from The Eclogues

Ms 493 f. 17 An exchange of gifts, from The Eclogues
XIR187866 Ms 493 f.17 An exchange of gifts, from The Eclogues by Virgil (70-19BC) with a commentary by Servius, 1469 (vellum) by French School, (15th century); Bibliotheque Municipale, Dijon

Background imageRecorder Collection: Ms 493 fol. 15v The shepherd Menalcas and his unrequited love

Ms 493 fol. 15v The shepherd Menalcas and his unrequited love
XIR187865 Ms 493 fol.15v The shepherd Menalcas and his unrequited love, from The Eclogues by Virgil with a commentary by Servius, 1469 (vellum) by French School

Background imageRecorder Collection: The Power of Music, 1823 (oil on panel)

The Power of Music, 1823 (oil on panel)
TW426845 The Power of Music, 1823 (oil on panel) by Good, Thomas Sword (1789-1872); 40.5x33.1 cm; Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne



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"Capturing Moments: The Evolution of the Recorder" From the early days of camcorders to modern digital devices, the recorder has been an essential tool for preserving memories. In 1649, French artist Laurent de la Hyre depicted the allegory of music, showcasing a musician holding a recorder as a symbol of harmony and melody. Little did he know that this instrument would later inspire countless musicians and anthropologists like Frances Densmore. Frances Densmore, a renowned US anthropologist, recognized the significance of recording traditional Native American music using phonographs in the early 20th century. Her work became invaluable in preserving cultural heritage. The invention of the phonautograph by Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville in 1857 marked another milestone in sound recording technology. This device demonstrated its ability to capture sound waves visually but lacked playback capabilities. During World War I, Sir Douglas Haig, Vice Admiral Keyes, and Sir A Bodkin used recorders to document their experiences on battlefields. These recordings provided insights into history from those who lived it firsthand. In Bramfield's "Music Lesson, " painted during an era when recorders were commonly used instruments for teaching music, we see how they played a role not only in capturing sounds but also in educating future generations about melodies and harmonies. Sir Forest Fulton served as both Red Judge and The Recorder - roles that required him to meticulously document legal proceedings with his trusty recorder. His dedication ensured justice was recorded accurately for posterity. At the Paris Exhibition of 1889, visitors marveled at Alexander Graham Bell's graphophone – an improved version of Thomas Edison's phonograph – which revolutionized audio recording technology by introducing wax cylinders instead of tinfoil sheets. Pete Seeger embraced folk music traditions while utilizing recorders throughout his career as an American folk musician and singer-songwriter. His recordings captured raw emotions and stories that resonated with audiences worldwide.