Columbia's 'Viva-Tonal'

Colourful record sleeves featuring four illustrations, one on each corner. They all depict musical performances, and audiences listening or dancing to music. Text reads: Columbia "New Process" Record
Title:
Columbia's 'Viva-Tonal'
NFSA ID:
359303
Year:
1925
Category:
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This full colour Columbia sleeve is probably from the mid 1920s, when the Viva-tonal Recording Electric Process was introduced.

 

 This record sleeve features four illustrations, one on each corner. They all depict musical performances, and audiences listening or dancing to music. Please note that the otherwise beautiful artwork features an offensive caricature of two black men, typical of its time.