“The Last Time I Saw Paris” Sheet Music

Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “The Last Time I Saw Paris.” The lyrics were written by Oscar Hammerstein and the music was composed by Jerome Kern. The sheet music was published by the T.B. Harms Company of New York, New York in 1940. The cover features an illustration of a silhouetted woman as well as images of Paris floating across the cover. There is an inset photograph of Hildegarde sitting at a piano, which notes that the song was “introduced and featured by Hildegarde,” meaning that she had been performing the tune at shows and clubs, and now her image was being used to sell the sheet music.
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
Kern, Jerome
Hammerstein II, Oscar
T. B. Harms Company
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 12 in x 9 in; 30.48 cm x 22.86 cm
Place Made
United States
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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

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.

Enter the characters shown in the image.