“When We Get There”

“When We Get There”

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Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “When We Get There.” The song’s lyrics were written by Billy Frish and Leo Fagan, and the music was composed by Alex Marr. The sheet music was published by the Joe Morris Music Company in 1917. There is an illustration of several battleships and smaller boats filled with men crossing an ocean on the left side of the cover, and an illustration of soldiers marching in file on the right side of the cover. There is a central photograph of the performing duo of Curtis and Rubell on the cover, and the illustration is signed “Starmer.”
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Object Name
sheet music
date made
Joe Morris Music Company
place made
United States: New York, New York
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
catalog number
accession number
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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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