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June 16, 1856

Birthday of Francis Barraud



Francis James Barraud (June 16, 1856 in Liverpool, England - August 29, 1924) was an English painter. His most famous work, His Master's Voice, is one of the best-known commercial logos in the world. His Master's Voice originally showed the dog listening to a cylinder phonograph, an Edison-Bell Commercial Phonograph. He later replaced the phonograph with a disc machine on the suggestion of William Barry Owen of The Gramophone Company, which then bought the picture. It was used in advertising by the Gramophone Company and by its US equivalent The Victor Talking Machine Company and became one of the world's most recognisable trademarks. - Wikipedia








On this Day Factola - June 16, 1856