Odeon 7

Odeon (U.S.A. ethnic) / c. 1928

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Design: The layout template is exactly the same as seen on the Okeh label, but with rather clunky slab-serif caps used for the label name instead of a hand-drawn logo, with a miniaturized Odeon building appearing at the top (in contrast to previous incarnations, when the building occupied almost half the label).

History: Launched in Germany in 1903, Odeon records were imported into the U.S.A. following WWI, but never achieved the level of success enjoyed in European markets. Label scan courtesy of collector Francesco Martinelli of Italy.

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

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