Design: The Victorian impulse to decorate, and to use large amounts of natural organic ornamentation, is becoming more restrained and the ornament is becoming more stylized and geometric (see the next stage of simplification in the slightly later Silvertone label, right). The notation at the foot reads 'Pressed abroad,' which is probably a way of avoiding using the word 'Germany' at this time of war.
History: Unknown (have info? Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org). Label scan courtesy of musicologist and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K.