“Do Something”

“Do Something”

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Description (Brief)

This sheet music is for the song “Do Something” that was written and composed by Edward Laska. The sheet music was published by the Waterson, Berlin, & Snyder Company of New York City in 1917. The cover has a central photograph of Joseph Santley that is framed by illustrations of various wartime symbols. The illustration is signed by the artist, Albert Barbelle. The song was an exhortation for every American to “do something” to aid the military during World War I.

The cover art for this sheet music was made by American artist and designer Albert Wilfred Barbelle (1887-1957). With a prolific career spanning over forty years, Barbelle created cover art for sheet music and albums.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
date made
1917
publisher
Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co.
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13 3/4 in x 10 3/4 in; 34.925 cm x 27.305 cm
ID Number
1983.0424.067
accession number
1983.0424
catalog number
1983.0424.067
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National Museum of American History
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