Has anybody ever put together a book or website of 78 picture sleeves? By which,I do not mean children's records,I mean theings like
The US Eddie Fisher RCA/Coca-Cola picture sleeve of the 50s?
Those colorful artist specific "picture sleeves",Columbia,in particular,put out in the late teens or 20s,just for one artist's records? (Ted Lewis and Rosa Ponselle being the two I have seen.)
The South American (?) 78 sleeve I once saw in Goldmine,that was a 10" version of the US "Stuck On You",but had no writing on it.
The early 60s South African 78 sleeves with a drawing of Elvis on them.
The various picture sleeves Victor and Columbia put out in Japan in the late 40s/early 50s?
From: Steven C. Barr <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tue, January 19, 2010 9:36:41 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Label picture catalog?
----- Original Message ----- From: "Steven Smolian" <[log in to unmask]>
> Records with their labels are artifacts of a business and are best understood in that context. Pictures of them make the most sense when inserted into a detailed history of the company that produced them. Annotations should include why a change was made from the previous version- expiring or new patents, price change, tax issue, image change, etc.
> A great many labels were designed to harmonize with their paper sleeve design and often fit into a larger advertising and marketing strategy.
Are we still strictly discussing microgroove labels here? Obviously, 78
sleeves tended MUCH more toward the generic (there were a VERY
few 78 picture sleeves in the fifties). LP sleeves/jackets offered MUCH
more space...and in most cases their design was intended to help sell
the disc(s) which they contained. IIRC, the paper "inner sleeves" usually
promoted a company's other related product...these were often
quickly lost or discarded by LP buyers...?
Steven C. Barr