Pioneer Record

Pioneer-Record (U.K.) / c. 1915

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Design: A simple decorative border is all that lingers of the Victorian era (note the similarity of treatment to the Butterfly Record label).

History: Following the outbreak of war in August 1914, the production of this record label shifted from Germany to England. Launched in 1914, it would last only until early 1915. At this point in time, millions of Europeans had already said goodbye to the Old World, taking passage on sailing-ships such as this five-masted schooner to become pioneers in America. Label scan courtesy of music researcher and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K., who notes that its masters were taken from the catalogue of the Diploma label. Alternate colour scan (below) courtesy of collector Greg Butler, also of the U.K.



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