Loch Lomond Recordings

Loch Lomond Recordings (Australia) / c. 1949

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Design: The Scottish-themed design shows the label name (which should properly be two separate words: 'loch' means 'lake') overprinted across a stylized representation of Scotland's national emblem, the thistle.

Apparently the second colour of red has been darkened, perhaps so that it will not 'vibrate' with the bright green of the thistle, since red and green are at opposite ends of the colour spectrum, while printing more clearly over the screened background filling the lower segment.

The typesetting in the lower segment is very carefully and tastefully done, using the rather British-looking Gill Sans.

History: Unknown (have info? Please send to info.re.78s@shaw.ca). Evidently intended to appeal to Australians with Scottish ancestry. Label scan courtesy of musicologist and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K.

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