Coliseum

Coliseum (U.K.) / c. 1924

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Design: The colonnaded and multi-domed building beneath a starry sky is probably fictitious, since it bears no resemblance to the London Coliseum, which was erected in 1904 in the Renaissance style, and is still standing. The foot of the building is obscured by the waving banner which separates the upper and lower segments, and which may have shown people crowding into the facility.

History: As noted previously, this was a 'store label' produced for the William Cooper Bros. store, London (see the C - B either side of the spindle hole). Launched in 1912, it survived until 1927. Label scans courtesy of music researcher and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K.





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