“Hello Central! Give Me No Man's Land”

“Hello Central! Give Me No Man's Land”

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Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “Hello Central! Give Me No Man's Land.” The song’s lyrics were written by Sam Lewis and Joe Young, and the music was composed by Jean Schwartz. The sheet music was published by Waterson, Berlin, and Snyder Co. in 1918. The song was introduced by Al Jolson in the show “Sinbad.” The cover features a photograph of Jolson over a black and red illustration of a World War One era No Man’s Land between enemy lines, signed by Barbelle. There is a silhouette image of a young child on the telephone, asking the central operator to be connected to No Man’s Land so the child can talk to its father. There is an image of American singer, comedian, and actor Al Jolson (1886-1950) on the cover.
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Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
sheet music
Date made
depicted; performing artist
Jolson, Al
Lewis, Sam M.
Young, Joe
Schwartz, Jean
Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co.
Place Made
United States
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 14 in x 10 1/2 in; 35.56 cm x 26.67 cm
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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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