“Hello Central! Give Me No Man's Land”


This sheet music is for the song “Hello Central! Give Me No Man's Land.” The song’s lyrics were written by Sam Lewis and Joe Young, and the music was composed by Jean Schwartz. The sheet music was published by Waterson, Berlin, and Snyder Co. in 1918. The song was introduced by Al Jolson in the show “Sinbad.” The cover features a photograph of Jolson over a black and red illustration of a World War One era No Man’s Land between enemy lines, signed by Barbelle. There is a silhouette image of a young child on the telephone, asking the central operator to be connected to No Man’s Land so the child can talk to its father. There is an image of American singer, comedian, and actor Al Jolson (1886-1950) on the cover.

The cover art for this sheet music was made by American artist and designer Albert Wilfred Barbelle (1887-1957). With a prolific career spanning over forty years, Barbelle created cover art for sheet music and albums.

Publishing Date: 1918

Depicted; Performing Artist: Jolson, AlLyricist: Lewis, Sam M.Young, JoeComposer: Schwartz, JeanPublisher: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co.

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: 1983.0313.16Accession Number: 1983.0313Catalog Number: 1983.0313.16

Object Name: sheet music

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: overall: 14 in x 10 1/2 in; 35.56 cm x 26.67 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-cf45-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_670705

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