Our Own Make Polka

Composed by
Levy, Jules, British, 1838 - 1903
Manufactured by
Victor Talking Machine Company, 1901 - 1929
Owned by
McDonald, Vernon Sugg, American, 1906 - 1982
Sugg, Mary Elizabeth, American, 1839 - 1915
Diameter: 7 × 1/8 in. (17.8 × 0.3 cm)
78 rpm records
Place collected
Sugg McDonald House, Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, United States, North and Central America
A shellac 78-rpm record manufactured by the Victor Talking Machine Company. The label in the center, in gold, has an image of a dog near a phonograph with the caption that reads: [His Master’s Voice]. The gold reads: [Victor Record / Our Own Make Polka / Jules Levy / 2496 / Victor Talking Machine Co / Camden NJ / Patented]. The label has some wear.
African American
Polka (Music)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bob and Sherri Brennan in memory of Vernon Sugg McDonald
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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