Gloria Record 1

Gloria Record (Italy) / c. 1908

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Design: A winged female angel, dressed in an extremely long, flowing robe, hovers among the ethereal clouds of heaven, beyond which is the blackness of infinity. Cupping her ear to the glorious, divine sound emanating from a wind-up table-top phonograph, she is about to crown the performance with the laurel-wreath of victory.

The flowing border of the panel containing the imprinting is also appropriately cloud-like.

History: Probably made in Germany for the Italian export market. Label scan courtesy of collector Helmut Janisch of Germany.

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