Tonophone Record

Tonophone Record (Tsarist Russia) / c. 1909

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Design: A winged cherub trots across the centre of the label, carrying a disc in one hand and a laurel wreath in the other, heading toward a strange agglomeration of graphic decorations. The perspective label name lettering is contained within panels either side of a stylized fleur de lys ornament.

History: Label scans above and below courtesy of musicologist and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K.

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