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“My Rose of Yesterday”

“My Rose of Yesterday”

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Description (Brief)
This sheet music for the song "My Rose of Yesterday" was written by Jack Needham and composed by Joe Murphy. The music was published by Fletcher- Brown and Marr Inc. of Keith’s Theatre Building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1920. The cover calls the music the “operatic edition.” The edge of the cover is framed with images of a holly pattern, and there is a pair of red roses on the left side.
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Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
Date made
Needham, Jack
Murphy, Joe
Fletcher-Brown and Marr Inc.
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 12 in x 9 in; 30.48 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession 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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