1919 "The Watermelon Coon" Talking Book Corp Emerson Phono Company. This is a 100 year old piece of Black Americana history from 1919! One of a series of die-cut records made by Emerson. These are interesting examples of the earliest die-cut records in which you put the whole thing on your turntable. These are from the days of the crank-up Victrola.Talking Book Corporation record featuring a song/parody called "The Watermelon Coon". It features a young man holding a slice of watermelon with a shellac 4 78 record. Underneath the record, there is a target with a bullseye in the middle. The record is intact with the card. Have seen others without & also can see last ring around edge of record. Song lyrics are on the back side & is tilted "The Watermelon Coon". It is on heavy cardboard stock and measures 10 inches long and is 8 inches high. There is some real minor chipping of paper around the edges & a corner piece of the watermelon is gone from being played. Please see all photos for condition & more description.
The item "1919 The Watermelon Coon Talking Book Corp. Emerson Phono Die-cut 78 Shellac" is in sale since Monday, June 17, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Black Americana\Other Black Americana". The seller is "rockinally77" and is located in Huntsville, Alabama. This item can be shipped worldwide.