Musicana

Musicana (Canada) / c. 1948

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Design: The label name, in a geometric sans style, follows the outer curve. At this period in history, following WWII, Canadians were becoming increasingly conscious of their national self-identity, and beginning to shake off the heritage of simply being a British colony. The maple leaf had appeared as a symbol on Canadian record labels as early as 1920 (see Phonola) and would be even more prominently featured in the 1950s (see Maple Leaf). It was adopted as an emblem for the nation's flag in the mid-1960s.

History: In existence between 1947 and 1949.




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