Thursday, November 27, 2008

World's First Album Cover

World's First Album Cover (1938): Smash Song Hits by Rodgers and Hart

Before Alex Steinweiss, then a 23-year-old designer, invented album covers in 1938 for Columbia Records, albums were sold in plain brown wrappers.

The album "Smash Song Hits by Rodgers and Hart" was the very first album cover in the world.

More images of the actual record cover, spine, the 78 rpm record itself and the inside front and back covers....


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