Odeon 1

Odeon (U.S.A.) / c. 1921

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Design: As depicted in the logo, the Odeon was an open-sided but roofed-over mini-theatre in ancient Greece, where poets and musicians would compete for prizes. The main title, with its cap line following an inverted arc, has the 'O' showing an extreme left-leaning bias.

History: Having been part of German businessman Carl Lindström's Fonotipia empire in Europe until World War I broke out, the Odeon label was imported into the U.S. after the war by Otto Heineman, a German-American, whose Okeh label was the flagship of his General Phonograph Corporation.

Design variations of this label in this decade (click on image to view page):

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