Design: In this Wagnerian scene, a mournful-looking Saxon maiden plays a harp. The rather unstable/looking building on the distant rocky shore is a representation of the Odeon Theatre in Paris. Note the Western-looking font used for 'La Coralera,' an example of the cultural influence of the New World returning to the Old.
History: Odeon was the brand name of the International Talking Machine Company, a European-based company founded by Frederick Prescott, managing director of Zonophone, after it had been taken over by The Gramophone & Typewriter Co. in 1903. The records were pressed in Germany.