Lyric Record 2

Lyric Record (U.S.A.) / 1917

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Design: A pair of white-robed maidens (symbolizing purity), draped with colourful sashes, stand in front of a pair of classical columns. The pleasing incense of their musical offerings wafts heavenward. Above, seated on clouds either side of the corporate logo and joining in the music-making, are a pair of winged baby angels, symbolizing heavenly love. Few record label names feature a downward arc (see also Princess, from the same era). The subtle shading, including the peach-coloured centre panel, was achieved by means of hand-stippled dots.

History: The vertical-cut Lyric label was launched in 1917, but like many other manufacturers, Lyraphone switched to the lateral-cut process in 1919.

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

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