A & T

A & T (U.S.A. ethnic) / 1925

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Design: An extraordinary label produced in the U.S. for an Armenian ethnic minority. A male and female figure, wearing folk costumes (the man wears a tasselled fez), are evidently on a stage, the curtains of which are drawn back, dancing with one hand on the hip and the other above the head. The label name is attractively drawn in curvaceous, exotic-looking lettering.

History: Label scan courtesy of collector Michael Robertson of Canada, who notes that "the A & T label was run by a great Armenian violin player named Vartan Margosian who lived in New York. He also had another label called Margosian."

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