“What's the Matter with Father”

“What's the Matter with Father”

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Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “What's the Matter with Father,” that was written and composed by Harry Williams and Egbert Van Alstyne. Jerome H. Remick & Company of New York, New York published this sheet music in 1910. The blue cover has an illustration of a smiling older man, signed by “Starmer” in the lower right. There is a small inset photograph of Williams and Van Alstyne below the illustration, with a larger inset photograph of an unidentified actress on the right of the cover.
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Object Name
sheet music
date made
Jerome H. Remick & 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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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Sheet Music
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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