Cameo 2

Cameo (U.S.A.) / 1925

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Design: The cameo at the top has been redrawn and now faces the opposite direction; the woman's head is more in the classical Greek style, and wears a laurel garland. The vertical red lines have been dropped, obviating the need for a panel around the main line of lettering. The choice of the masculine, angular Gothic lettering is questionable since it is not very readable when given a white release, and is rather heavy compared to the delicacy of the rest of the design.

History: Founded in 1921 as a cheaply-priced label, Cameo eventually merged with Pathé and then Regal to form the American Record Corporation. The label name was discontinued in 1931.

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

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