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"His Master's Voice" / Take it on your Holiday. ca. 1902.

"His Master's Voice" / Take it on your Holiday. ca. 1902.

Item Description:

Artist: JOHN HASSALL (1868-1948)
Size: 18 1/2 x 28 3/8 in./47.2 x 72.2 cm
Condition: B/ Slight tears at folds and edges. Framed.
Printer:
Reference: Ref: PAI-LIII, 273
Key Words: Dog; A/V

"His Master's Voice" / Take it on your Holiday. ca. 1902.
Long before RCA appropriated the pup-and-phonograph icon, Nipper the dog was the emblem of HMV (His Master’s Voice). The concept was originally put on canvas by Francis Barraud, who noticed that his deceased brother’s pet would actually sit and listen to homemade gramophone recordings of his late master. In 1902, the rights to the image were purchased by Victor Talking Machine Company, who used the HMV tagline in its advertisements from then on until being purchased by RCA in 1929. Here, we are presented with a model made especially for the music-loving traveler – a seaside parasol substituting for the phonograph "horn." Rare!

About The Artist:

JOHN HASSALL (1868-1948)

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