“The Captain Told the Mate” Sheet Music

Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “The Captain Told the Mate” that was written and composed by W.H. Wallis. The sheet music was published by T.B. Harms & Company of London, England in 1901. The cover features an illustration of a large circular life preserver in the center, with an illustration of a captain smoking a cigar in the foreground. There is an inset photograph of James T. Powers, who sang the song in the show “A Princess of Kensington.”
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
sheet music
date made
Powers, James T.
T. B. Harms & Co.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 14 in x 10 3/4 in; 35.56 cm x 27.305 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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