Manhattan (U.S.A.) / c. 1949

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Design: The vertical strokes of the label name are reminiscent of the tall skyscrapers of New York, with the stars twinkling in the night sky above. Sans serif fonts are most often monoline (even weight on all strokes) but this lettering follows the 'modern' style of thick verticals and thin horizontals.

History: Label scan courtesy of jazzologist and collector Dave Dixon of Canada, who writes: "Nick's was a Greenwich village night club owned by Nick Rogetti, who issued a few Dixieland records on the Manhattan label. The total catalogue was three 78 rpm albums of three records each."

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