Danceland (U.K.) / c. 1936

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Design: The stroboscopic border, which appears to stand still when the record is spinning at the correct speed, appeared on several labels in the early 1930s as a novelty feature. It was rather important in this case, since a strictly correct tempo was vital for dancers. The swallow-tailed banner containing the label name shows an interesting shading treatment, also suggesting rhythmic motion.

History: Label scan courtesy of musicologist and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K.

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