Gnom Concert Record

Gnom Concert Record (Tsarist Russia) / c. 1912

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Design: A long-bearded gnome, wearing red hose and a green hooded jacket, replaces the 'scribing angel' to be seen on Gramophone Concert Records (right), being seen against a night sky background which includes a shooting star. The imagery is likely based on the popular superstition that if one made a wish on seeing a shooting star, that wish would be (magically) granted.

History: Unknown (have info? Please send to info.re.78s@shaw.ca). Label scan courtesy of collector Helmut Janisch of Germany.



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