Jessamine

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Subject of
Hall, Artie
Composed by
Gumble, Albert, 1883 - 1946
Published by
Jerome H. Remick & Company, American
Owned by
McDonald, Vernon Sugg, American, 1906 - 1982
Sugg, Mary Elizabeth, American, 1839 - 1915
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 13 3/8 × 10 5/8 in. (34 × 27 cm)
Type
sheet music
Place collected
Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, United States, North and Central America
Place printed
New York City, New York County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1905
Description
Sheet music for the song Jessamine. The front cover of the sheet music features an illustration of a woman at center, surrounded by a flower border. A black and white photograph of a woman in blackface appears in bottom right corner with a caption in black type that reads: [Artie Hall]. Black type on front cover reads: [JESSAMINE / SONG / WORDS & MUSIC / by / ALBERT GUMBLE]. The publisher’s information is at the bottom of the cover and reads: [JEROME H REMICK & CO. Successors to WHITNEY WARNER PUB. CO. NEW YORK - DETROIT]. The back side of the front cover in black ink has an advertisement and music for a shorter song titled: [“My Irish Molly O”]. The interior of the sheet music contains three pages of music bars and notes for the song Jessamine in black ink. The back cover has an advertisement for other songs the publisher has printed.
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
2014.275.18
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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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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