Palladium Record

Palladium-Record (U.K.) / c. 1914

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Design: Style elements of the design are similar to several other German-made labels of the era, such as the Janus-Record (right), including a hyphenated label name, swelled-line borders with curlicues, as well as an image from the Greek mythological or 'classical' age. The 'Palladium' was a wooden icon of a Greek goddess who was supposed to protect cities from their enemies. Here the figure, descending from the heavens, holds what appears to be a record in each hand.

History: Unknown. Evidently on of many pre-WWI labels manufactured in Germany (disguised as 'Prussia') for distribution in England. Label scan courtesy of U.K. collector and musicologist Bill Dean-Myatt.



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