It all depends on what is meant by a "picture disc."
There was a picture and write-up of probably the first such (1905,
patented) in the recent issue of APS, and already cited in PHP.
In a message dated 4/7/2013 11:04:39 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
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So what was the first picture disc anyway?I know there were both the
Victors and various kiddie records from 1931 on,but something tells me they go
back before that. Roger