“There's a Little Star Shining for You”


This sheet music for the song "There's A Little Star Shining for You" was written by James Thornton and composed by Bonnie Thornton. The music was published by Jos. Stern and Co. of New York, New York in 1897, and appeared as a supplement to the “Sunday World” on February 13, 1898. The cover was white with red text, and features a pencil-drawn illustration of Bonnie Thorton in a circular frame in the center, with a star shining its beams on the upper left portion of the cover.

Publishing Date: 1897

Composer: Thornton, BonnieLyricist: Thornton, JamesPublisher: Joseph W. Stern and Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1982.0440.70Accession Number: 1982.0440Catalog Number: 1982.0440.70

Object Name: sheet music

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: overall: 13 5/16 in x 11 in; 33.8455 cm x 27.94 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-d3b2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_663745

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