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An Edison Opera phonograph is displayed on the floor of the Mechanical Music Extravaganza at the Police Athletic League Building in Wayne, New Jersey in 2007. A 10-second excerpt from the French folksong "Au Clair de la Lune" made before the American Civil War was nothing less than the world's earliest sound recording.