Early American Dances (U.S.A.) / c. 1939

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Design: Very plain typography, printed letterpress using a range of Cheltenham fonts.

History: Multimillionaire industrialist Henry Ford (1863-1947) had some eccentricities, among which were a belief that jazz was a pernicious influence on American culture. He launched this label in the late 1930s to try and counter it; other expressions of his passionate interest in Americana included the building of a themed village and museums.

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