THE GREAT MULLARD MAGIC BLOG — Francis Barraud
HIS MASTERS OR HER DADDY'S VOICE, WHICH DO YOU PREFER?
Posted by STEVE M on
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...
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