"Three Wonderful Letters from Home"


This sheet music is for the song “Three Wonderful Letters from Home.” with words by Joe Goodwin and Ballard MacDonald and music by James F. Hanley. It was published by Shapiro, Bernstein & Co. in New York, New York in 1918. The cover of this popular World War I song depicts a mother, wife, and daughter writing letters with marching troops and a plane, ship, and tank in the background.

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 numerous works of cover art for sheet music and albums.

Publishing Date: 1918

Publisher: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc.

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: 1985.0808.13Accession Number: 1985.0808Catalog Number: 1985.0808.13

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/ng49ca746a5-012b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_681576

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