Algene (U.S.A.) / c. 1958

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Design: The logo at the top is lettered in a very nice calligraphic style, with the remainder being typeset in a grab-bag of fonts common to commercial print shops of the 1940s and 1950s: Goudy Bold Italic, Spartan, Stymie, Franklin Gothic. The 'lightweight pickup' and '33 1/3' suggest the late 1950s, when hi-fi equipment became commonplace.

History: Label scan courtesy of collector Kevin Miller of the U.S.A., who writes: "Would anyone have any knowledge of a relationship between the Marine Band and Algene? Any info you may have would be appreciated. Thanks!" Please send info to

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