“The Troubles of the Reuben and the Maid”

Description (Brief):

This sheet music is for the song “The Troubles of the Reuben and the Maid.” The lyrics were written by J. Cheever Goodwin and the music was composed by Maurice Levi. The sheet music was published by The Rogers Brothers Music Publishing Company in 1902. The cover features inset illustrations from the song, and the cover is signed by Starmer. The tune came from the musical farce “The Rogers Brothers in Harvard” that was created by John J. McNally.

Date Made: 1902

Lyricist: Goodwin, J. CheeverComposer: Levi, MauricePublisher: Rogers Brothers

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York City

Subject: JudaismHumorPrejudice


See more items in: Culture and the Arts: Entertainment, Popular Entertainment, Music & Musical Instruments, Religion, Sheet Music


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1983.0424.051Accession Number: 1983.0424Catalog Number: 1983.0424.051

Object Name: sheet music

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: overall: 14 in x 11 in; 35.56 cm x 27.94 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-f44a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_670865

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.