Odeon 3

Disco Odeon (Spain) / c. 1910

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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.

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

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