A.R.A. 5

ARA (American Recording Artists) (U.S.A.) / c. 1946

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Design: The large-scale initials, in an extra-bold condensed 'modern' style (a reference to the family of fonts identified by thick vertical strokes and extremely thin horizontal serifs, very popular in the 1940s), are set at a jaunty angle, with the terminals of the swash 'A' suggesting a music note.

History: This short-lived label was in existence between 1944 and 1946. Thanks to collector John Anderson of the U.S.A. for scans above and below.

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

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