Have you heard the voice of Alexander Graham Bell?
You haven't heard? Today is your lucky day! The National Museum of American History has about 400 of the earliest audio recordings ever made.
They were made using a variety of methods and materials such as rubber, beeswax, glass, tin foil and brass, as the inventors tried to find a material that would hold sound.
Alexander Graham Bell was one of the early inventors that tried to improve on the original invention made by Thomas Edison in 1877.
The six recordings, tested for sound recovery to date, are examples of experiments conducted by the Volta Laboratory Associates—Alexander Graham Bell, his cousin Chichester Bell, and Charles Sumner Tainter—roughly between 1880 and 1885.
The National Museum of American History recently released digital copies made of some of the earliest recordings.
Here are some of the recordings: