Hebrophon-Record

Hebrophon-Record (U.K.) / 1913

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Design: The lettering of the label name, though more condensed, is virtually identical to that seen on other German-made labels such as Jumbo and Encore (right). The song title appears in four languages: English, German, French and Spanish (evidently the record was aimed at the Jewish record-buying market across Europe), with different fonts being used to fit the length of lines. With type occupying so much space, there is virtually no room left for the usual graphic images or ornamentation. The presswork is superior, indicative of a German origin.

History: Probably a sub-label of the Beka record company. Label scan courtesy of collector and musicologist Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K.




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