Disco Rob. Firpo

Disco Rob. Firpo (Argentina) / c. 1914

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Design: The severity of the label name lettering is relieved by stylized organic finials to the border and a sun image, which seems to be in reverse because it is printed in a light colour on a dark background. The font used for the song title is an extremely condensed Victorian-era font, which allows for a large x-height.

History: Recorded in Argentina, probably by representatives of German businessman Carl Lindström, the masters being sent to Germany for record manufacture. Max Glücksmann (1875-1946), whose name appears at the foot, was a Jewish-Austrian pioneer of the Argentinian music and film industries. Label courtesy of Martín Javier Gorosito of Argentina.




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