|Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2001
Subject: Frederick Cook Victor
I came across a couple of polar expedition Victor records at an estate sale
recently, one by Peary, but the other one I never heard of. It was titled
How I Reached The Pole by Dr. Frederick A. Cook Victor 31755 and is a
78rpm 12" with the old victor black label. Appears it's the vintage of
1912-15 or so which you refer to.
In doing my research, imagine my surprise
to find it was a hoax. The great man apparently convinced Victor to let him
narrate his tale of courage, suffering and supreme accomplishment. If I ever
get my 78 record player working, I'll make a wav out
of it and send it to you.