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Record Sleeve

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (probably, issued)

  • Date:

    ca.1959 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    His Master's Voice (issuer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Line block printing in red

  • Museum number:

    E.1783-1990

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case TS, shelf 40

Physical description

His Master's Voice for the Tops in Pops record bag for a 10" 78rpm record, with a line block printed design in red showing dancing teenagers wearing 1950s fashions.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (probably, issued)

Date

ca.1959 (issued)

Artist/maker

His Master's Voice (issuer)

Materials and Techniques

Line block printing in red

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered with issuer's name and 'For The Tops in Pops'.

Lettered on the back with details of various long-play and extended-play records.

Dimensions

Height: 10 in approx, Width: 10 in approx

Historical context note

This design reflects the record industry's growing interest at this date in the young, increasingly affluent record buyer, whose independence was often expressed in listening to records at home on portable players and at party dances.

Descriptive line

'His Master's Voice for the Tops in Pops' record bag for a 10" 78rpm record, with a line block printed design showing dancing teenagers wearing 1950s fashions. Issued by His Master's Voice, Great Britain, ca.1959.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Edge, Kevin. The Art of Selling Songs : Graphics for the Music Business, 1690-1990. London : Futures Publications, 1991.

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Line block printing

Subjects depicted

Music; Dancing; Girls; Boys

Categories

Labels & packaging; Advertising; Music

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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