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Title Three 6-1/2" diameter Recordisc "For Victory" phonographic records, copyright 1942.
Object Name Record, Phonograph
Catalog Number 2007.033.0003
Collection Family & Friends Memorabilia Collection
Credit Gift of Angela Auriema.
Description Three 6-1/2" diameter Recordisc "For Victory" personal phonograph records, no date, copyright 1942. The printed labels on both sides which are blank except for record 1. It has penciled notations on one side under title "Langelina" and under recorder, "Richard." (Record 2 does have ink-stamped number on both sides, 2120; significance not indicated.) Playing speed not indicated, but others of this vintage were typically 78 rpm.

Condition is poor; not played and may not be playable. Contents are not known. The era and label ("For Victory") suggests that they were recordings made in an in-store recording booth with messages intended for persons in military service.

Recordisc address is given as 395 Broadway, New York City.
Date 1942-1945
Year Range from 1942
Year Range to 1945
Search Terms World War II
Caption record 1, only marked side
Imagefile 060\20070330003.TIF
Classification Military
Social & Personal Activity
Domestic Life