FWU

FWU (Germany) / 1951

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Design: A somewhat typically bureaucratic label, more concerned with categorization than visual appeal. However, the typography is sober and efficient.

History: Label scan courtesy of collector Georg Richter of Germany, who writes: "FWU is the official abbreviation for 'Institut für Film und Bild in Wissenschaft und Unterricht' (Institute for movie and photography in science and education). It is still in existence, as a public institution of the federal countries and towns of Germany, loaning resource material to universities and schools. It started out in 1934 as the 'Reichsstelle für den Unterrichtsfilm' (RfdU), known since 1950 as FWU. The start date for record production is as yet unknown. The above record was made by Deutsche Grammophon Hannover, which was still under the supervision of post-WWII military censorship. The notation '306' is from an individual collector's inventory number."




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