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“Happy Thoughts Schottische”

“Happy Thoughts Schottische”

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Description (Brief)
This sheet music for the song “Happy Thoughts Schottische” was written and composed by J. Albert Snow, and published by Evans and Bro. of Boston, Massachusetts in 1882. The cover notes that the song was written “to my friend, George F. Janes, Esquire.” The cover features an image of a forlorn looking woman sitting on a tree branch. All the text is framed by a geometric pattern around the edges.
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Object Name
sheet music
date made
Evans and Brothers
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 14 in x 10 3/4 in; 35.56 cm x 27.305 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Sheet Music
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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