“The Captain Told the Mate”

“The Captain Told the Mate”

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Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “The Captain Told the Mate” that was written and composed by W.H. Wallis. The sheet music was published by T.B. Harms & Company of London, England in 1901. The cover features an illustration of a large circular life preserver in the center, with an illustration of a captain smoking a cigar in the foreground. There is an inset photograph of James T. Powers, who performed the song in the show A Princess of Kensington.
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Object Name
sheet music
date made
Powers, James T.
T. B. Harms & Co.
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 14 in x 10 3/4 in; 35.56 cm x 27.305 cm
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Sheet Music
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National Museum of American History
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