Shamrock

Shamrock (Ireland) / c. 1929

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Design: The very attractive design features an outsized shamrock front and centre on a cream background, with shadowed lettering for the label name in gold following the outer curve. Legend has it that the three-leafed plant was used by St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, as a way of explaining the Christian doctrine of the Trinity (i.e. the tri-une nature of God) to pagan listeners in his evangelization efforts.

History: Unknown (have info? Please send to info.re.78s@shaw.ca. Label scan courtesy of musicologist and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K.




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