La Patrie

La Patrie (Canada) / 1922

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Design: The American eagle, symbol of that country's authority and power, spreads its protective wings over its own while issuing a cry of warning to those who would be its enemies. 'Acadia,' a region of Atlantic Canada, was originally settled by the French, but many Acadians were expelled in 1755 for suspected disloyalty to the British Crown. Some returned to France, but many relocated along the eastern seaboard of the U.S. In 1875, many French-Canadians returned to Quebec and established a town called La Patrie, which became world-famous for its guitar-making industry. An unusual panoramic format for the label name, with curving cap and base-lines.

History: Originating in Canada, this company evidently had some of its records pressed there by the Montreal-based Compo company, while others (as here) were manufactured in the U.S.A. Label scan courtesy of music researcher and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K.




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