Poignant late-19th-C ad for a newfangled talking-machine

Scott sez, "Spotted in the January 1898 issue of The Nickell — a poignant advertisement filled with nostalgia not just for the late 19th century — but for the early 19th century as well.

In a half-page ad for the Graphophone, which appears to be the next step forward after Thomas Edison's phonograph, an old man listens to 'the most marvellous instrument of our age' and wistfully declares — 'They didn't have anything like this when I was young.'

I can imagine the old guy getting all misty-eyed. I must admit I got a little misty-eyed myself."

Poignant 1898 magazine ad touts "the most marvellous instrument of our age"

(Thanks, Scott!)