La Belle Creole

La Belle Creole (Haiti) / c. 1951

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Design: A very simple design but showing some interesting hand-drawn script lettering. Creole is a mixed-input language, mostly French and African, spoken by most Haitians. The imprinting was done in Linotype Metro, a commonly-used font in commercial letterpress print shops.

History: Unknown (have info? Please send to info.re.78s@shaw.ca). Label scan courtesy of collector and musicologist Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K.




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