Decor d’Audio

Before a recording was marketed by eye candy designed to appeal to your audio sweet tooth, 78rpm singles were housed is generic sleeves touting the record label, not the artist. But people, the great wild-card in any scheme, felt the need to personalize the things they loved. Here are a few more we’ve recently run across. hand decorated sleeves and labels from early recordings.

Thanks Mr. Crutcher, a man with a lot of paste in the late 1930s

Originally published at The ARChive of Contemporary Music.