Columbia Record 1

Columbia Record (Canada) / c. 1914

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Design: As in the 1908 design, the Columbia name is set in an arc following the outer curve of the label, and includes the word 'Record.' The usual black and gold colour combination is changed to the red, white and blue of the Union Jack.

History: One of a series rushed out to satisfy patriotic fervour at the opening of World War I. Many regiments were formed in Canada to augment the British Army. The 'P' designation at the foot stands for 'Patriotic Series.' Because Victor had registered the use of the word 'Gramophone,' Columbia was unable to use it, and resorted to the similar-sounding 'Graphophone.'


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


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