Animal Records

Animal Records (U.S.A.) / c. 1953

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Design: The design is quite unusual, with the outsized label name running half-way round the label and a solid band below the spindle hole. Why the name 'Animal Records' was chosen is unknown; some graphics of animals might have made the label more appealing to children, if that was the market segment being aimed at. The burgundy and silver colour combination was popular in the 1950s.

History: Gene Carroll was the well-known host of a long-running children's TV show based in Cleveland, Ohio in the 1950s and 1960s; this may have been his own promotional record label. Label scan courtesy of collector John Anderson of the U.S.A.

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