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The bulk of material on Lincoln were dance tunes recorded by bands of no particular note. Lincoln Records filled a market niche for people who wanted inexpensive, danceable records of popular tunes and didn't particularly care who recorded them. Lincoln records retailed for 50 cents each. The label had a drawing of Abraham Lincoln on the top. Although the labels said that they were made by the Lincoln Record Corporation, New York, Lincoln was actually owned by Cameo Records. Some Lincoln issues were pressed from Cameo masters, although the name of the band which recorded for Cameo was usually changed to a pseudonym so that the Lincolns wouldn't compete with the slightly higher priced Cameos.
The Lincoln label reappeared in 1949, probably revived by the American Record Corporation which had acquired Cameo years earlier. Through the mid 1950s some children's records and music by less well known artists was released on 45rpm discs with the Lincoln name.
See also: List of record labels
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