The Laughing Song (1904)

In this novelty recording by the Norwegian actor Henry Klauser, a mournful refrain gradually gives way to laughter….more

Morning on the Farm (1897)

A recording from the Library of Congress Berliner collection – the performer N.R. Wood imitates various animal sounds heard during the early morning, including sh…more

The Unappreciated Joke (1903)

A very short silent comedy from Edison’s studios, directed by Edwin S. Porter Housed at: Internet Archive Underlying Work: PD U.S. & PD 70 years | Digital Copy: N…more

Princess Nicotine (1909)

Comedic short from J. Stuart Blackton and Albert S. Smith that pits a smoker against a tiny fairy, brought to life through early special effects….more

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