“The Star of Glory” Sheet Music

Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “The Star of Glory” that was written and composed by Emmett J. Welch. The sheet music was published by Emmett J. Welch Music Publisher of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1918. The cover features an image of a mother and child praying for their husband and father who is fighting in World War I. The Star of Glory is the star hanging in the window, symbolizing that there is someone from that house fighting “over there.”The back ground of the cover has an illustration of soldiers trenches by “going over the top” of their trenches and charging into no man’s land.
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Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
sheet music
date made
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 14 in x 10 1/2 in; 35.56 cm x 26.67 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Music & Musical Instruments
Sheet Music
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Sheet Music
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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