Polyphon Record 1

Polyphon Record (Argentina) / c. 1912

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Design: A Greek or Roman goddess bearing a triangular-shaped stringed instrument raises a laurel wreath in one hand (symbolizing victory?). Above is a shooting star, a portent of heavenly significance. The scroll passing between the goddess' feet is blank, suggesting that the image was a type of 'clip art,' to be adapted for any graphic purpose.

History: Label scan courtesy of Martín Javier Gorosito of Argentina. One of many labels supplied by Carl Lindström's Fonotipia company to the South American market. Though WWI interrupted his European trade, the South American connection continued.


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