Location: Albany, New York, USA
Address: 991 Broadway
Date: June 2023
In 1898, Francis Barraud painted a picture of his dog Nipper curiously listening to a phonograph. It has since become a famous logo for corporations such as RCA and HMV. RCA stands for Radio Corporation of America and HMV stands for His Master's Voice. His Master's Voice was the name of the painting.
The front entrance of the HMV store on Oxford Street in London, England has Nipper pictured with a gramophone. When Barraud tried to sell his painting, the Gramophone Company was interested but only if the phonograph was changed to a gramophone. Barraud painted another painting and this is the logo that you see today. HMV started using this logo in 1909.
The world's largest Nipper has been sitting on top of a warehouse in Albany, New York since 1958. He is made of fibreglass and steel and weighs about 4000 kg and stands almost 28 feet tall. He has no gramophone, so he listens to the sounds of the city.
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World's Largest Nipper , His Master's Voice
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