Victor Talking Machine Mosaic, Carteret Street

Victor RCA Mosaic LondonOn my way to a teaching conference near St James’s Park today I happened to spot this beautiful mosaic advertisement down a side-street, Carteret Street to be exact.

After a bit of rooting around on the web it seemed the most likely explanation is that it was an advertisement for the Victor Talking Machine Company, a business in the 1920s that produced phonographs. If so, somehow this striking example of mosaic tiling has been preserved for 90 years or so.

Victor Mosaic Central London Mosaic Close Up Mosaic Tiling Detail Mosaic Side Street London