“The Maine's Avenger” Sheet Music

Description (Brief)
This sheet music for the song “The Maine’s Avenger: A March Dedicated to Commodore George Dewey” was written by E.A. Couturier in 1898, and featured in “New York Herald” on Sunday, May 8, 1898. Couturier was noted as the conductor of Gilmore’s Band. The sinking of the U.S.S. Maine in Havana resulted in the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, with American forces engaging Spanish forces in its various colonial holdings. One such engagement was the Battle of Manila Bay, a decisive American victory in the Philippines that was led by Commodore George Dewey, who was hailed as a hero.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Leaflet
sheet music
date made
1898
composer
Couturier, Ernst A.
publisher
Sol Bloom
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
ID Number
1982.0440.26
accession number
1982.0440
catalog number
1982.0440.26
subject
Music
Music & Musical Instruments
Sheet Music
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Sheet Music
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Additional Media

Visitor Comments

Add a comment about this object

**Please read before submitting the form**

Have a comment or question about this object to share with the community? Please use the form below. Selected comments will appear on this page and may receive a museum response (but we can't promise). Please note that we generally cannot answer questions about the history, rarity, or value of your personal artifacts.

Have a question about anything else, or would you prefer a personal response? Please visit our FAQ or contact page.

Personal information will not be shared or result in unsolicited e-mail. See our privacy policy.

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.