Syrena Electro

Syrena-Electro (Poland) / 1929

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Design: The inline style used for the label name is part of a trend that began in the late 1920s with the Art Deco movement, and can be seen on other contemporary labels such as Hertie Electro and Limania. The direct, single-colour treatment on white stock perhaps suggests that the design was not yet finalized (compare with the more sophisticated 1930s label). Certainly there is a departure from the more 'feminine' (decorative) approach to be seen on the previous label.

History: Label scan courtesy of collector Lucyna Lachowicz of Poland, who writes: "This label is interesting in that it is the first of a very short series of the earliest electric recordings  of Syrena, when the company changed its name from Syrena Record to Syrena-Electro, and is probably the first Polish electrical recording. The recording and the disc were both made in early 1929."

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