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Gramaphone Collection

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the enchanting world of the gramophone

Background imageGramaphone Collection: BBC 1935

BBC 1935
Spread from Radio Pictorial Annual showing the British Broadcasting Centre including the interior with the vaudeville studio, the gramaphone effects studio, concert hall, council chamber

Background imageGramaphone Collection: Workmen dance to the newfangled gramophone - 1923 dance / dancing / party season

Workmen dance to the newfangled gramophone - 1923 dance / dancing / party season
Workmen dance to the " newfangled" gramophone - 1923 dance / dancing / party season / celebration / happy vintage news archive

Background imageGramaphone Collection: Advert for Decca portable gramophone 1916

Advert for Decca portable gramophone 1916
Deccas, more Deccas, still more Deccas. Thats the cry of the men at the front of the men of our mighty fleets, and of the convalescent from both sevices. They want music - whenever they go. Date: 1916

Background imageGramaphone Collection: A 1910 advertisement for His Master's Voice' Gramaphone Player

A 1910 advertisement for His Master's Voice" Gramaphone Player. From The Illustrated London News published
2915363 A 1910 advertisement for His Master's Voice" Gramaphone Player. From The Illustrated London News published 1910.; Photo © Hilary Morgan

Background imageGramaphone Collection: Raymond Jones, the young man who on 28th October 1961 went into NEMS Record store in

Raymond Jones, the young man who on 28th October 1961 went into NEMS Record store in Liverpool, and asked Brian Epstein for a record called " My Bonnie" by The Beatles

Background imageGramaphone Collection: His Masters Voice radio and gramaphone retailer in Newark

His Masters Voice radio and gramaphone retailer in Newark - delivery van Date: circa 1920s

Background imageGramaphone Collection: Newark Delivery Van probably 1920s

Newark Delivery Van probably 1920s Date: circa 1920s

Background imageGramaphone Collection: The Gramaphone Co, His Masters Voice Advert

The Gramaphone Co, His Masters Voice Advert
An illustrated advertisement for The Gramaphone Co. Ltd, based in Sydney, showing the famous His Master's Voice logo. The picture shows a merry ballroom full of dancing couples

Background imageGramaphone Collection: Advert for Chappell music dance records, 1925

Advert for Chappell music dance records, 1925
Advert for Chappells Brunswick music dance records, 1925 Date: 1925

Background imageGramaphone Collection: Advert for Keith Prowse music dance hits, 1925

Advert for Keith Prowse music dance hits, 1925 Date: 1925

Background imageGramaphone Collection: Advert for His Masters Voice new dance records, London

Advert for His Masters Voice new dance records, London, 1922 Date: 1922

Background imageGramaphone Collection: Music in the Hut (incl. Capt. Scott), from Scotts Last Expedition

Music in the Hut (incl. Capt. Scott), from Scotts Last Expedition
STC255076 Music in the Hut (incl. Capt. Scott), from Scotts Last Expedition (b/w photo) by Ponting, Herbert (1870-1935); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageGramaphone Collection: An ultra-modern shepherd (Colour Litho)

An ultra-modern shepherd (Colour Litho)
2809342 An ultra-modern shepherd (Colour Litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: An ultra-modern pastor)

Background imageGramaphone Collection: Burglar caught in the act (colour photo)

Burglar caught in the act (colour photo)
3094039 Burglar caught in the act (colour photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Burglar caught in the act)

Background imageGramaphone Collection: Gramophone, c. 1937. Creator: Charles Bowman

Gramophone, c. 1937. Creator: Charles Bowman
Gramophone, c. 1937

Background imageGramaphone Collection: Raymond Jones, 23, of Dovecote, Liverpool, the young man who on 28th October 1961 went

Raymond Jones, 23, of Dovecote, Liverpool, the young man who on 28th October 1961 went into NEMS Record store in Liverpool

Background imageGramaphone Collection: Gathering of young lads with a giant antiquated gramphone. 11th July 1944

Gathering of young lads with a giant antiquated gramphone. 11th July 1944

Background imageGramaphone Collection: Derek Giant gramophone displayed in Derek Kirkups Gallery in Newcastle

Derek Giant gramophone displayed in Derek Kirkups Gallery in Newcastles Handyside Arcade, in October 1971. 26/10/71

Background imageGramaphone Collection: Bill Rutherford miner plays Cole Porter to his prize winning leeks

Bill Rutherford miner plays Cole Porter to his prize winning leeks

Background imageGramaphone Collection: Danny the Jack Russel terrier is hoping that the new single will be a

Danny the Jack Russel terrier is hoping that the new single will be a Howling Success and just to show how catchy it is he even tried to put words to the music. December 1988 P006493

Background imageGramaphone Collection: Decca gramophone advertisement, WWI

Decca gramophone advertisement, WWI
Advertisement for the portable Decca gramaphone featuring a British officer carrying his, and an endorsement a 2nd Lieutentant who stresses

Background imageGramaphone Collection: A 1910 Advertisement For His Masters Voice'Gramaphone Player

A 1910 Advertisement For His Masters Voice"Gramaphone Player. From The Illustrated London News Published 1910
A 1910 Advertisement For His Masters Voice" Gramaphone Player. From The Illustrated London News Published 1910

Background imageGramaphone Collection: A Jack Russell dog singing along to music being played on a gramaphone from

A Jack Russell dog singing along to music being played on a gramaphone from the television commercial for Winalot prime, Circa 1985

Background imageGramaphone Collection: A Jack Russell dog singing along to music being played on a gramaphone from

A Jack Russell dog singing along to music being played on a gramaphone from the television commercial for Winalot prime animals animal dog musical record player pet pets domestic

Background imageGramaphone Collection: Call me on the telephone, I will return in five minutes, c1900

Call me on the telephone, I will return in five minutes, c1900. French postcard

Background imageGramaphone Collection: Phonograph, or gramophone display, 19th century. Artist: Gustave Francois Lasellaz

Phonograph, or gramophone display, 19th century. Artist: Gustave Francois Lasellaz
Phonograph, or gramophone display, 19th century. Private Collection. A print from les Dernieres Merveilles de la Science, by Daniel Bellet

Background imageGramaphone Collection: Record sleeve, 1920s

Record sleeve, 1920s
A record sleeve for the music label His Masters Voice, featuring an illustration showing a lady about to play a record on her gramophone

Background imageGramaphone Collection: Hungarian composer, bela bartok, studying popular themes

Hungarian composer, bela bartok, studying popular themes

Background imageGramaphone Collection: French soldiers 1914

French soldiers 1914
Underground with a gramaphone, white table-cover and flowers: French soldiers in a home like bomb proof trench

Background imageGramaphone Collection: Gramaphone

Gramaphone
Full page colour advertisement from 1909 for the Gramaphone Companys Pigmy Grand gramophone

Background imageGramaphone Collection: Living Room / 1933

Living Room / 1933
A tranquil living room designed by Ronald Dickens


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Step back in time and immerse yourself in the enchanting world of the gramophone. In 1935, the BBC introduced listeners to a mesmerizing melody - "The Tune That He Loved Best" by David Wright. The Decca portable gramophone, advertised in 1916, revolutionized music on-the-go. Fast forward to 1923, where workmen couldn't resist dancing to the newfangled gramophone during party season. Newark Delivery Van transported these musical marvels across town for delighted customers like His Masters Voice radio and gramophone retailer. Transporting us further into history, we find ourselves amidst the roaring twenties with an advertisement from The Gramaphone Co. , enticing us with their timeless sound quality. Even amidst WWI's chaos, Decca persisted with their captivating advertisements for their remarkable gramophones. In 1961, Raymond Jones stepped into NEMS Record store and discovered a treasure trove of melodies waiting to be played on his cherished device. Meanwhile, Chappell music dance records beckoned dancers with irresistible beats in 1925. Keith Prowse also joined this rhythmic revolution by advertising their music dance hits that had everyone tapping their feet. And not to be outdone, His Masters Voice unveiled new dance records that echoed through London's vibrant streets. From its humble beginnings as a simple invention to today's digital age of streaming services, the gramophone remains an iconic symbol of our rich musical heritage. Its timeless charm continues to captivate hearts worldwide as it spins tales of nostalgia and joyous rhythms from days gone by.