Picture disc 78s from the 1940s

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A progenitor to the vinyl picture discs that were popular in the 1980s, Vogue Picture Records are 10-inch, 78 RPM records with an illustration on paper embedded in transparent vinyl. From the Association of Vogue Picture Record Collectors:

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Vogue picture records were produced by Sav-Way Industries of Detroit, Michigan. The first 10-inch Vogue picture record (catalog number R707) was released to the public in May 1946. Production ceased less than a year later in April 1947, with Sav-Way entering into receivership in August 1947. During this time, approximately seventy-four different 10-inch Vogue picture records were released…

Vogue picture records were of a very high quality, with little surface noise. The records were produced using a complicated process whereby a central core aluminum disc was sandwiched between the paper illustrations and vinyl. Perfecting this process took quite a while; Tom Saffady and his engineers spent several months working out the bugs that often resulted in torn or dislodged paper illustrations.

Vogue Picture Records (via Collectors Weekly)