New Republic

New Republic (U.S.A.) / c. 1923

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Design: The promise of a bright future is suggested by rays of the morning sun rising through the fluted columns of a monumental portal which bears the image of a dove within a circle (symbolizing eternal peace), and is draped with the orange, white and green flag of Ireland. A 'lucky' shamrock (symbol of Ireland) either side of the label, completes the symmetrical design.

History: Label scan courtesy of music researcher and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K., who notes that the red-wax records were pressed by the Scranton Button Company of Pennsylvania, which custom-pressed many other cheaply-priced labels such as Emerson, Grey Gull and Banner.




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