“I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier”

Description (Brief):

This sheet music is for the song “I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier.” Alfred Bryan wrote the lyrics to the song and Al Piantadosi composed the music. Leo Feist Inc. of New York City published this sheet music in 1915. The cover features an illustration of an old woman sitting by a fireplace clutching her son to her, with visions of warfare floating above her head. There is an inset photograph of the “American Comedy Four” on the left of the cover. The illustrator signed the cover with a “Rosebud” on the lower left.

Date Made: 1915

Publisher: Leo Feist, Inc.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1983.0424.176Accession Number: 1983.0424Catalog Number: 1983.0424.176

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/ng49ca746ab-8333-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_670990

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