Ku Klux Kismet

Composed by
Gue, Mary, American
Published by
Riggs, Walter Ardrell, American, 1881 - 1975
Subject of
Ku Klux Klan, 2nd, American, 1915 - 1944
ink on paper
H x W: 12 3/16 × 9 1/4 in. (31 × 23.5 cm)
sheet music
Place used
United States, North and Central America
Sheet music for the song " Ku Klux Kismet" by Mary Gue. The sheet music has four pages and is printed on white paper with black and red ink. The front cover features an image of a Ku Klux Klan member riding a horse and holding an American flag in his right, outstretched hand. His other hand is holding the reigns of the horse. Both the rider and the horse are wearing robes and hoods with KKK symbols on it. Another KKK member is on the right side of the cover holding a flaming cross. Printed at the top of the cover is “Ku Klux Kismet / MARCH.” At the top right corner of the cover is “MUSIC BY / MARY GUE / ARRANGED BY / WALTER ARDRELL RIGGS.” Printed at the bottom left corner is “PRICE 60 CENTS” and “PUBLISHED BY / WALTER ARDRELL RIGGS / ARANSAS PASS, TEXAS.” The printed words and image are printed with red ink. The back cover of the sheet music is blank.
African American
Fraternal organizations
United States--History--1919-1933
White supremacy movements
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Anonymous Gift
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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