Sound Restoration

Lost and Found Sound: Steve Smolian Shows Tricks of the Trade

Aldolfina "Fina" Bergroth, 1906 wedding picture.

Aldolfina "Fina" Bergroth, 1906 wedding picture. Martha Platt, her granddaughter hide caption

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Six Voight children with their mother, circa 1958.

The Voigt Children, circa 1958. Anne died soon after this photo was taken. Back row: Chuck (14); Anne (11) Center row: Christine (18); Alice (7) First row: Robin (baby); Laurie (2); Karen (4) Laurie Voigt Baker. hide caption

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Produced by Jay Allison.

Our Quest for Sound phone line brings calls from listeners not only wanting to contribute their treasured sound to the Lost and Found Sound series for millions to hear, but who also want simply to HEAR the sound for themselves.

Often, people's precious moments are stored on inaccessible material such as cardboard, aluminum, wire, 78 rpm records and even 33 1/3 rpm records. In some cases the material is so old that its condition has deteriorated. So we called in sound restorer Steve Smolian of Frederick, MD to help bring listeners' special moments back to life.

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