1917 Ad His Master's Voice Boatswain's Mate Opera Record Album Gramophone Music

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This is an original 1917 World War I era two-color print ad for "The Boatswain's Mate" a seven-record album of songs from the opera written by British composer, Ethel Smyth, from The Gramophone Co., Ltd., Hayes, Middlesex, England.

CONDITION

This 98+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Small wrinkle - right side. Some light surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Two-Color
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8.25 x 11 inches; 21 x 28 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

The Home Front in Britain during World War I saw many changes -- changes in the role of women, the rationing of goods, food shortages, etc., but everyone "did their bit" to help the war effort. This fascinating collection of advertising from 1915-1918 gives us an historical snapshot of what life was like for the British people during the First World War.

Keywords specific to this image: Phonograph, Advert

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