“Mister Gallagher and Mister Shean”

“Mister Gallagher and Mister Shean”

Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “Mister Gallagher and Mister Shean” that was “written and composed by themselves about themselves” and featured in the show “Ziegfeld’s Follies.”This sheet music was published by Jack Mills Inc. of New York, New York in 1922. The cover features circular portrait photographs of Ed Gallagher and Al Shean, with illustrations of Gallagher wearing a suit and pith helmet while riding a camel, and Shean wearing a fez and skirted jacket with the sphinx and pyramids in the background. The phrase “Positively Mister Gallagher, Absolutely Mister Shean” is written on the bottom left of the cover and was the refrain at the end of each verse that became a well-known catchphrase.
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Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
Date made
Gallagher, Edward
Shean, Al
Jack Mills, Inc.
Place Made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 12 1/4 in x 9 1/4 in; 31.115 cm x 23.495 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Janice Plowman
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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