“Do Something”

Description (Brief):

This sheet music is for the song “Do Something” that was written and composed by Edward Laska. The sheet music was published by the Waterson, Berlin, & Snyder Company of New York City in 1917. The cover has a central photograph of Joseph Santley that is framed by illustrations of various wartime symbols. The illustration is signed by the artist, Albert Barbelle. The song was an exhortation for every American to “do something” to aid the military during World War I.

Description (Brief)

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.

Date Made: 1917

Publisher: 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: 1983.0424.067Accession Number: 1983.0424Catalog Number: 1983.0424.067

Object Name: sheet music

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: overall: 13 3/4 in x 10 3/4 in; 34.925 cm x 27.305 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-7001-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_670921

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