Elesdisc (France) / c. 1938

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Design: The label name is set in a condensed 'modern' font, which actually had its origins with the Italian printer Giambattista Bodoni in the late 18th century, who emphasized a contrast between thick vertical strokes and thin horizontals, the brackets joining them being reduced or eliminated altogether.

History: The label name obviously derives from initials of the Jewish owner, 'L[eon] S[peiser]. Label scan courtesy of musicologist and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K.

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