Merion Records

Merion Records (U.S.A.) / 1952

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Design: Slab-serif type is used for the label name, in which the letterforms are condensed horizontally and extended vertically, producing squared-off serifs which become thicker and more prominent than the main vertical strokes. Treatments such as this were developed in the late 1800s in America and as such became identified with posters of the 'Wild West' era.

History: Evidently a sub-label of the Palda (probably a contraction of 'Philadelphia') Record Co. Merion Station is a suburb of Philadelphia.

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