The VooDoo Man

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4 images
Composed by
Williams, Bert, American, 1874 - 1922
George Walker, American, 1873 - 1911
Produced by
Hurtig & Seamon, American
Printed by
San Francisco Examiner, American, founded 1863
Owned by
Sugg, Mary Elizabeth, American, 1839 - 1915
McDonald, Vernon Sugg, American, 1906 - 1982
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 14 × 10 5/8 in. (35.6 × 27 cm)
Type
sheet music
Place collected
Sugg McDonald House, Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, United States, North and Central America
Place printed
San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
1899
Description
Sheet music for The VoodDoo Man with red, green, brown, and black ink on paper. The front cover features two black and white photographs. Each photograph features an unidentified man, mouth agape, wearing a boater hat. The cover text reads: [The VooDoo Man / WILLIAMS & WALKER'S / GREAT SUCCESS / Published by Permission / of Hurtig & Seamon / owners of the Copyright / MUSIC SUPPLEMENT OF THE SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER.]. The initials: [K.E.R.R.] are at the bottom center of the drawing. There is tearing around the edges of the front cover. The inside has two pages of musical bars and notes in black ink for the song The VooDoo Man. The song credits read: [Words & Music by Williams & Walker]. The music for The VooDoo Man continues on the back cover in black in. Music for two additional songs are beneath the end of The Voodoo Man. The text for the two additional songs reads: [Gladys / Written and Composed / by Theo. H. Northrup] and [I Certn’ly Was A Very Busy Man / (A Coon Rhapsody.) / Words by / Sam Bennett / Music by / Theo. H. Northrup].
Topic
African American
Minstrel (Music)
Vaudeville
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Sylvia Alden Roberts
Object number
2014.275.13
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Sheet music
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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