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“American Eagle March (Old Glory Leads the Way)”

“American Eagle March (Old Glory Leads the Way)”

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Description (Brief)
This sheet music for the song "American Eagle March (Old Glory Leads the Way)" was written by George Cooper, composed by John Geo. Boehme, and arranged by H. Farmer. The song was originally published by E. Rueffer of New York, New York in 1902 and appeared as a supplement to the “New York Herald” on March 15, 1903. The sheet music has a drawing of an eagle flapping its wings perched on a furled flag. The drawing is signed by “Drake.”
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Object Name
sheet music
Date made
Cooper, George
Boehme, John George
Rueffer, E.
Place Made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 14 in x 10 in; 35.56 cm x 25.4 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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