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Thomas Edison's Talking Dolls Will Haunt Your Dreams (LISTEN)

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Kristen Kroll
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« on: May 17, 2015, 05:58:13 pm »

An April 20, 1890 article in The New York Tribune indicates the dolls were available undressed for $10 or fully clothed for anywhere from $12 to $20. According to the National Park Service, purchasing the $10 doll in 1890 would amount to spending approximately $267 in today's economy.

LISTEN TO ALL THE RECORDINGS: Edison Talking Doll Recordings

Given the doll's overall spookiness and the hefty price tag that adorned them in the 19th century, it's no surprise that production of them was halted one month after it began -- netting Edison's company roughly 2,500 sales.

http://www.nps.gov/edis/learn/photosmultimedia/hear-edison-talking-doll-sound-recordings.htm
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