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“Call Me Henry”

“Call Me Henry”

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Description (Brief)
This sheet music for the song, "Call Me Henry (A march)" was composed by Charles Benter, a bandmaster in the United States Navy and Director of the Navy Yard Band. The music was published by the Almas Temple in Washington, DC in 1920. The cover has a picture of Henry Lansburgh in the center, who was the Illustrious Potentate (highest rank) of the ALMAS Shriners in the 1920’s. It is rumored that he merely wanted “Call Me Henry” and his life dates inscribed on his grave marker, and this song might have gone along with that wish.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
Date made
1920
composer
Benter, Charles
publisher
Almas Temple
Place Made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in; 34.29 cm x 26.67 cm
ID Number
1982.0439.17
catalog number
1982.0439.017
accession number
1982.0439
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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