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Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “Whispering.” The lyrics were written by Malvin Schonberger and the music was composed by John Schonberger. The music was published by Sherman, Clay & Co of San Francisco, California in 1920. The cover features an illustration of a man and a woman, with the woman fanning herself and the man leaning in to whisper something in her ear.
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Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
Date made
Schonberger, John
Schonberger, Malvin
Sherman, Clay and Co.
Place Made
United States: California, San Francisco
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 12 in x 9 in; 30.48 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Janice Plowman
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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