Amazing what's preserved and easily available online.Youtube is of course an amazing resource for finding just about anything; how about the
oldest written music, only 1400BC
First Photograph 1826 Nicéphore Niépce; view from his upstairs window
Voice Recordings: Florence Nightingale 1890
Edison, Houdini, Yeats, Ernest Shackleton,Conan Doyle and others
Robert Browning, 1889, recites 'How They Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix'.
Film: Coronation of Tsar Nicholas II, 1896 and a number of other historic film clips at