“The Fairest of the Fair”

“The Fairest of the Fair”

Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “The Fairest of the Fair” that was composed by John Philip Sousa. The sheet music was published by The John Church Company in 1908. The march was written for the annual Boston Food Fair, and was dedicated to the Boston Retail Grocers Association. The cover has a background of blooming water lilies, with an inset photograph of Sousa on the left.
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Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
sheet music
date made
Sousa, John Philip
John Church Company
place made
United States
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 14 in x 11 in; 35.56 cm x 27.94 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
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Popular Entertainment
Sheet Music
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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