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Record Sleeve

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (issued)

  • Date:

    1928-1932 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Zonophone Records (issuer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Half-tone letterpress print

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Susan Lambert

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case TS, shelf 44

Physical description

Record bag for a ten-inch 78 rpm Zonophone Record, featuring circular photographs of musical stars from the label.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (issued)


1928-1932 (made)


Zonophone Records (issuer)

Materials and Techniques

Half-tone letterpress print

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered with issuer's name and 'Supreme Value Consistent Quality'.


Height: 10 in approx, Width: 10 in approx

Historical context note

This is an early example of stars' photos appearing on a record bag.

Descriptive line

Record bag for a ten-inch 78 rpm 'Zonophone Record'. Half-tone letterpress print, featuring circular photographs of four musicals stars from the label. Issued by Zonophone Records, Great Britain, 1928-1932.

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, p.109 (illus)


Relief half-tone

Subjects depicted



Labels & packaging; Advertising; Music


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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