SD (U.S.A.) / 1944

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Design: An eclectic mix of type styles, including Goudy Italic inline (the initials); Spartan (the orange imprinting); Futura (the addresses); and Typo Script (the founders' names).

History: Founded in Chicago in January 1944 by John Steiner and Hugh Davis; evidently one of many labels aimed at collectors of music from the early New Orleans jazz era. Label scan courtesy of collector Georg Richter of Germany.

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