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Boosey & Hawkes (U.K.) / c. 1938

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Design: The logo shows a hawk carrying a brass instrument, encompassed by the hand-drawn label name. 'Hawkes' was an easy name to parallel with an image, but 'Boosey,' which is very much like the word 'boozy,' meaning 'addicted to drink,' must have presented some difficulties; perhaps the image of a 'brassy' trumpet was the best possible option.

History: Boosey and Hawkes were a long-established British firm of music publishers. Label scan courtesy of U.K. musicologist and collector Bill Dean-Myatt.

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

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