“Mother's Paisley Shawl”

“Mother's Paisley Shawl”

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Description (Brief)

This sheet music is for the song “Mother's Paisley Shawl” from the musical comedy Maytime in Erin. The song’s lyrics were written by George Kershaw and the music was composed by Walter Scanlan. The sheet music was published by Waterson, Berlin, and Snyder Company, in 1922. The green and white cover features a circular inset image of Walter Scanlan, who starred in Maytime in Erin, which was produced by George M. Gatts. There is a small illustration of a castle in the lower left of the cover.

Walter J. Scanlan (born Walter Van Brunt, 1892-1971) was an American tenor and pioneer in the early sound recording industry. Scanlan made several wax cylinder recordings on Blue Amberol Records, manufactured by Thomas Edison, Inc. in the mid-1910s.

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Object Name
sheet music
date made
depicted (sitter)
Scanlan, Walter
Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co.
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 12 in x 9 in; 30.48 cm x 22.86 cm
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accession number
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National Museum of American History
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