Design: Strong horizontal segmentation in the style of the previous label, but marred by poor typography.
History: Columbia was doing well in the late 1920s, as witnessed by the money being spent on this multi-colour 'potato-head' label featuring chubby-faced jazz bandleader Paul Whiteman. The depression years were soon to tell a different story, with sales coming a virtual dead halt, and by 1931 the company would be sold off. Label scan courtesy of collector Ken Hagelthorn of the U.S.A.
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