“My Sweetheart's the Man in the Moon”


This sheet music is for the song “My Sweetheart's the Man in the Moon” that was written and composed by James Thornton and published by Frank Harding in 1892. The plain white cover features a blue image of a woman on a stepladder looking up at the moon, which has a face in it. The cover notes that the song was “written for and sung by Bonnie Thorton at Tony Pastor’s Theatre, New York.”

Publishing Date: 1892

Composer, Lyricist: Thornton, James

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England, London, City of London

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1983.0320.02Accession Number: 1983.0320Catalog Number: 1983.0320.02

Object Name: sheet music

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: overall: 13 1/2 in x 10 1/4 in; 34.29 cm x 26.035 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-9854-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_670710

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