Columbia Phonograph 3

Columbia Phonograph Co. (Germany) / c. 1909

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Design: A lovely wood-engraved logo above the spindle hole, showing Columbia, the goddess of America who symbolized liberty (her name being the feminized version of Columbus). Wearing a gown made of stars and stripes, representing the member states of the union, she rests her right hand on a table-top cylinder-playing phonograph, which sits on a short classical plinth.

History: Label scan courtesy of collector Gabriel Gössel of Czechoslovakia.

Design variations of this label in this decade (click on image to view page):

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