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“The Queen of Charcoal Alley”

“The Queen of Charcoal Alley”

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Description (Brief)
This sheet music for the song “The Queen of Charcoal Alley” was written by Andrew B. Sterling and composed by Howard and Emerson. The music was originally published by T. B. Harms and Co. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1900, and appeared as a musical supplement to the “Philadelphia Press” on Sunday, November 25, 1900. The cover features an illustration of a well dressed black couple with a poodle, and the illustration is framed with drawings of sunflowers.
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Object Name
sheet music
date made
Emerson, Ida
Sterling, Andrew B.
Howard, Joseph E.
T. B. Harms & Co.
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 14 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in; 36.83 cm x 26.67 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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