Esta 6

Esta (Czechoslovakia) / c. 1938

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Design: The outer border incorporates a stroboscopic pattern, a technological fad which became popular with record companies in the early 1930s, which appears to remain stationary when the record is being played at the correct speed. The label name features lettering with an inline stroke, another popular fad among type designers in the early 1930s. The wavy lines running across the design may represent sound waves, above which a stork takes flight.

History: Label scan above courtesy of collector Gabriel Gössel of Czechoslovakia, who notes that this record was one of a series of patriotic speeches. Alternate label scan below courtesy of collector Lucyna Lachowicz of Poland.

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

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