Temple

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

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Design: Presumably, the records were intended for a limited number of collectors, and sales did not rely on visual appeal. The printing, done by letterpress, uses the odd combination of a fine-line decorative curlicue and fat-face Bodoni italic, both being used in large sizes. Typically, letterpress printers did not carry a wide range of ready-to-use graphic images, so an arbitrary ornament was plugged in to somehow 'dress up' the label.

History: Unknown (have info? Please send to info.re.78s@shaw.ca).




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