“That International Rag”

“That International Rag”

Usage conditions apply
Downloads
Description
This sheet music for the song “That International Rag” was composed by Irving Berlin, and published by the Waterson, Berlin, and Snyder Company in New York, New York, in 1913. “That International Rag,” was composed by Berlin on his tour to England. After a disastrous press conference where Berlin gave the false impression he had no musical talent, he composed this tune overnight, and played it to great success the next day at London’s Hippodrome. The cover shows Uncle Sam conducting a choir of various nationalities in the tune, with an inset image of actress Goldie Moore.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
publishing date
1913
composer; lyricist
Berlin, Irving
performer
Moore, Goldie
publisher
Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co.
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13 1/4 in x 10 1/2 in; 33.655 cm x 26.67 cm
ID Number
1980.0693.11A
accession number
1980.0693
catalog number
1980.0693.11A
Credit Line
Gift of Wm. Jerry Eagle
See more items in
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Sheet Music
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Note: Comment submission is temporarily unavailable while we make improvements to the site. We apologize for the interruption. If you have a question relating to the museum's collections, please first check our Collections FAQ. If you require a personal response, please use our Contact page.