“Swim the Channel”

“Swim the Channel”

Description (Brief)
The sheet music for the song “Swim the Channel” was written and composed C. Dalziel, and published by Dix Lt. of London, England in 1926. In 1926, Gertrude Ederle was the first woman to swim the English Channel but three weeks later Amelia “Millie” Gade Corson became the first mother to swim the channel in 15 hours and 29 minutes. This song seems to be dedicated to Corson rather than Ederle, but both woman received admiration from Tin Pan Alley in the form of songs.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
leaflets
sheet music
sheet music, swimming
Object Type
leaflets
date made
1926
composer; lyricist
Dalziel, C.
created for
Corson, Amelia Gade
publisher
Dix Ltd.
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 1/8 in x 9 7/8 in; 30.7975 cm x 25.0825 cm
ID Number
1981.0729.05
accession number
1981.0729
catalog number
1981.0729.05
Credit Line
Gift of Esther Stoyanoff
subject
Sports
Swimming
Amateur
Women
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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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