Syrena 1

Syrena (Poland) / c. 1906

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Design: The beautifully drawn illustration, printed in several colours by chromo-lithography, reveals how quickly the 78 rpm label developed as an art form.

History: Label scan courtesy of collector and music researcher Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K., who writes: "Based in Warsaw, when Poland was part of the Czarist Empire, Syrena was in existence from 1904 to 1939. This example dates from about 1906."

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

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