That Nigger Treated Me All Right

  • Image for That Nigger Treated Me All Right
  • Image for That Nigger Treated Me All Right
  • Image for That Nigger Treated Me All Right
  • Image for That Nigger Treated Me All Right
4 images
Subject of
Irwin, Flora
Composed by
Hausley, Walter
Published by
Will Rossiter Publisher, American
Owned by
McDonald, Vernon Sugg, American, 1906 - 1982
Sugg, Mary Elizabeth, American, 1839 - 1915
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 13 5/8 × 10 3/4 in. (34.6 × 27.3 cm)
Type
sheet music
Place collected
Sugg McDonald House, Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, United States, North and Central America
Place printed
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date
1898
Description
Sheet music for the song "That Nigger Treated Me All Right." The front cover of the sheet music features an image of a white woman in a dress. The image has a blue hue. A colorful design borders the image. Blue type on the front cover reads: [That Nigger / Treated Me All Right / AS SUNG BY / FLO IRWIN / WORDS AND MUSIC BY / Walter Hausley / AUTHOR OF / FLO I LOVE YOU SO / I'll Carve That Nigger When / We Meet ]. Underneath the image is another text box that reads: [FLO-IRWIN / MUSICAL SUPPLEMENT / TO THE / SUNDAY EXAMINER / PUBLISHED BY WILL ROSSITER CHICAGO ILL N.Y.]. The interior of the sheet music has two pages of music bars and notes, in black ink, for the song. The music bars and notes for the song continue on the back cover in blue ink. At the bottom of the music bars, the lyrics are written out.
Topic
African American
Minstrel (Music)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Sylvia Alden Roberts
Object number
2014.275.17
Restrictions & Rights
Public Domain
See more items in
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Sheet music
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

NOTE: Cataloging is an ongoing process and we may update this record as we conduct additional research and review. If you have more information about this object, please contact us at NMAAHCDigiTeam@si.edu.