Rusco & Hockwald's Famous Georgia Minstrels' Song Album

Image for Rusco & Hockwald's Famous Georgia Minstrels' Song Album
Published by
Harold Rossiter Music Company, American
Subject of
Rusco & Hockwald's Famous Georgia Minstrels, American
Produced by
Hockwald, Arthur
Rusco, W. A.
Owned by
McDonald, Vernon Sugg, American, 1906 - 1982
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 13 3/4 × 10 1/4 in. (34.9 × 26 cm)
Type
sheet music
Place collected
Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, United States, North and Central America
Place printed
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date
1920
Description
Sheet music for songs from Rusco & Hockwald’s Famous Georgia Minstrels’. The front cover features blue and white images of W. A. Rusco [top left] and Arthur Hockwald [bottom right]. There are also two caricatured illustrations of African American men, one positioned behind the “G” in the word Georgia, and one playing the banjo next to Hockwald’s image. Red and black type on front cover reads: [NEARLY HALF A CENTURY OF SUCCESS / FORTY PEOPLE / BAND AND ORCHESTRA / RUSCO & HOCKWALD'S / FAMOUS / GEORGIA / MINSTRELS' /SONG / ALBUM / PRICE 50¢]. A text box at the bottom reads: [HAROLD ROSSITER MUSIC COMPANY / Chicago - 323-325 W. Madison St. - Illinois]. The inside of the front cover has red ink and is titled: [New Jokes by Old Jokers]. The sheet music interior has sixteen pages in black ink. The pages include music bars and notes, lists of songs, jokes, and cartoons. The back inside cover is also in red ink and is titled: [Komikal Konundrums]. The back cover in black ink reads: [WITCHES' DICTIONARY OF DREAMS].
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
2014.275.1
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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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

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