Details: This shows three records. One shows a couple dancing, one shows a man kneeling before a woman, and the third shows a conductor in front of an orchestra. In the background is a dog listening to a gramophone. At the bottom it says 'La Voix de Son Maitre. Le plus beau repertoire du monde.' (His Master's Voice. The best directory in the world.)
His Master's Voice is a famous trademark in the music business, and for many years was the name of a large record label. The name was coined in 1899 as the title of a painting of the dog Nipper listening to a wind-up gramophone. In the photograph on which the painting was based, the dog was listening to a cylinder phonograph.