Cameo

Cameo (U.K.) / c. 1916

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Design: The label name is loosely drawn in a fat-faced, stubby-serifed style. The logo is transitional in form, still attempting to follow the rainbow-shape of most pre-WWI labels yet also showing a tendency to read straight across, like almost all post-war labels. The typography of the imprinting, with its use of full-points and the short rule, is typical of the period.

History: Label scan courtesy of music researcher and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K., who notes that this label was pasted over a (British) Regal record. As was typical of cheaply-sold productions, the artists/musicians receive no credit.




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