Dominion

Dominion (Canada) / c. 1952

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Design: The label name arches in a slow curve across the top of the label, superimposed over a rough outline of what was then referred to as the Dominion of Canada. (provincial confederation took place in 1867). Its national commemorative day of celebration, Dominion Day, was renamed Canada Day in 1982. Below, three horizontal lines, reminiscent of striping on cars of the period, are mirrored either side of the label. The thin weight of line is kept consistent for everything except the label name.

History: The Canadian Music Sales Corporation was established in the late 1920s as a distribution subsidiary of Warner Bros. After the 1929 stock market crash the company was taken over by a Toronto financier, William St. Clair Low. The company launched its own label, Dominion, in 1950.




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