[Store: German Victor Records on sale] (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1915

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

[Store: German Victor Records on sale]

[between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication. For more information, see George Grantham Bain Collection - Rights and Restrictions Information www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/274_bain.html

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Part Of: Bain News Service photograph collection (DLC) 2005682517

General information about the George Grantham Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.32234

Call Number: LC-B2- 5434-5


Owner: The Library of Congress
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libraryofcongress dc:identifier=httphdllocgovlocpnpggbain32234 april 1921 recordstore newyorkny brooklyn enricocaruso germanimmigrants germanamericans childrensrecords tittaruffo louisehomer guiseppediluca billymurray ethnicrecords

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    • 30/Nov/2018 15:50:33

    This is the Koch & Droge Piano Co., Inc., 1096 Broadway, Brooklyn, New York. Same image in newspaper clipping from "The Voice": (www.victor-victrola.com/KochDodge.htm) The records advertised in the left display window, are, from left to right, baritone Titta Ruffo, The Monastery (Munasterio) on Victrola 87323; tenor Enrico Caruso singing "Serenata" (Memoirs of a Concert), on Victrola 88628 (recorded September 11, 1919), and baritone Guiseppe Di Luca with "Beau Soir" on Victrola 64934, which was recorded on March 21, 1919. All three records were released in April 1921 and cost $1.25. The left poster in the far right window bills contralto Louise Homer and her daughter, soprano Louise Homer, singing "Oh Morning Land", recorded April 30, 1920 and released on Victrola 87575 in April 1921. The middle poster on the far right advertises Billy Murray, "She Gives Them All The Ha! Ha! Ha!", which appeared on Victor 18732, also in April 1921. Since this record was part of Victor's popular black label series, it only cost 85 cents (www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOpHOqCZ0e4). This is followed by a song called "Serenade", probably the version by violinist Efrem Zimbalist, which appeared also in April 1921 on Victrola 64936. Accordingly, the big list with the Nipper dog in the left front corner must advertise the "New Victor Records April 1921". If the image could be blown up, one would probably find the same records also listed in the "Advance Record Bulletins for April, 1921" in "The Talking Machine World", March 15, 1921, page 183: archive.org/details/talkingmachinewo17bill/page/182 The store advertises the German-language records Victor produced for the immigrant market because the area where the store was, Bedford-Stuyvesant, was at that time still populated by many German-speaking immigrants; in fact, even the names of the store's owners, Koch and Droge, are clearly German. Finally, the advertising panel in the back with the child riding a hobby horse in front of it says, "Give the Children a Victrola of their own!" Victor had their own line of children's records, and with about 1/3 of American households already owning gramophones at that time, it is apparently time to promote buying a second machine for the same household.

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    Melissa (LOC P&P)

    • 06/Dec/2018 17:53:23

    Wow! Thanks, [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] ! What a wealth of information, from the photo itself as well as from other sources. We will update the catalog record with some of these details.

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    • 08/Dec/2018 07:19:16

    LoC owns pictures of some of the promo posters as well: [https://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/45103460665/in/photolist-UJJLMi-bjn36c-ycsoPm-MVaBeV-UJJLS8-UJJLDx-R8t7kq-NtnLFJ-ycxkoV-EtpnXj-2bHD2tx] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/46014921451/in/photostream/]