“Ireland Must Be Heaven, for My Mother Came from There”

“Ireland Must Be Heaven, for My Mother Came from There”

Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “Ireland Must Be Heaven, for My Mother Came from There” that was written and composed by Joe McCarthy, Howard Johnson and Fred Fischer. The sheet music was published by Leo Feist Inc. of New York City in 1916. The white and peach striped cover has an inset illustration of a castle on a coast ringed by a floral arrangement. There is an inset photograph of William Gaxton on the lower left of the cover. The illustration is signed with a Rosebud, who was an artist or artists who did illustrations for Feist and Berlin during this period.
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Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
sheet music
Date made
McCarthy, Joseph
Johnson, Howard
Fischer, Fred
Leo Feist, Inc.
Place Made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 13 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in; 34.29 cm x 26.67 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Sheet Music
Family & Social Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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The inset photo in the lower left corner may vary. I have a version which I purchased at an estate sale on Long Island that has a female, Dorothy Meuther. The rest of the artwork is identical. The back page is an orange and green ink advertisement for "Big Innovation in Popular Sheet Music" as advertised in The Saturday Evening Post.

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