“Be My Little Fan-Tan Girl” Sheet Music

Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “(Won't You) Be My Little Fan-Tan Girl” that was written and composed by P. Hans Flath. The song was published by the Bee Bee Confection Company of Dayton, Ohio, the manufacturers of Fan Tan gum. The cover has an illustration of a woman in a Chinese garden holding a piece of Fan Tan gum. There is an inset image of Olive Vail, who performed the song, as well as an inset photograph of composer P. Hans Flath. The sheet music could be had by sending in two proofs of purchase.
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
sheet music
date made
Bee Bee Confection Co.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 13 3/4 in x 10 3/4 in; 34.925 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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