Sphinx 2

Sphinx (U.S.A. ethnic) / 1948

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Design: The various fonts used here (sans serif and block serif) are from the Linotype catalogue, with Arabic calligraphy. Green, the background colour, is the traditional colour of Islam. The artist, Mohamed el Bakar, was a popular Lebanese singer and oud player.

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

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