“Be a True American” Sheet Music

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Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “Be a True American.” The lyrics were written by J. Will Callahan and Frank H. Grey and the music was composed by Frank H. Grey. The music was published by Shapiro, Bernstein & Company of New York City in 1917. The red white and blue cover features an image of Anna Held, a popular performer at the time. The song was performed in the show Anna Held’s Visions by Olive Emerson. The illustration is signed by Starmer. The song was an invocation to “be a true American” by joining the military and going to fight for your nation in World War One.
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Sheet Music
1917
ID Number
1983.0424.028
accession number
1983.0424
catalog number
1983.0424.028
performer
Held, Anna
publisher
Shapiro, Bernstein and Co.
subject
Music
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13 3/4 in x 10 1/2 in; 34.925 cm x 26.67 cm
National Museum of American History
Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
sheet music