Columbia Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony. It was founded in 1887, evolving from the American Graphophone Company, the successor to the Volta Graphophone …
Original home of Columbia in Washington, D.C., in 1889
A Columbia type AT cylinder graphophone was produced in 1898.
The label of an electrically recorded Columbia disc by Art Gillham from the mid-twenties
Columbia used this label for its 45 r.p.m. records from 1951 until 1958.