Most of us know this famous image of Nipper which of course is The Gramophone Company's trademark. The trademark's origin is a painting by English artist, Francis Barraud. Francis noted the peculiar interest that the dog took in the recorded voice of his late master emanating from the horn, and conceived the idea of committing the scene to canvas. The incident took place at 92 Bold Street, Liverpool. - I reckon that recorded voice emitted those fateful nasal Scouse-isms Eh, eh, eh, calm down!!!!!!"
The image was so popular it became a nice little earner for Barraud who was commissioned to make a further several Nipper paintings and after the opening of the His Master's Voice shop in London during 1921 its place in history was firmly cemented.
However, look at the advert below dating from 1923, its got it all, confusing similarity and a reaction against gender singularity, long before snowflakes started wittering about it 100 years later!!!
I wonder what HMV thought to Ambiatiello's "Her Daddy's Voice" tagline?
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