Design: Dressed in the style of the classical Greek or Roman era, two young courtesans have just laid aside their 'vizards' or face-masks. The mood suggests a summer evening, filled with the scent of flowers and the sound of bird-song. Their languid poses, flowing gowns and the intertwining rose-stem border are reminiscent of the Art Nouveau period of the 1890s. The lyre logo, now positioned at the foot, is treated realistically rather than as a stylized design symbol. The shading is achieved by hand-done stippling.
History: Despite aggressive marketing and attractive labels, the Lyric Record, launched by Lyraphone in 1917, had disappeared by 1921.