When The Moon Shines

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Subject of
Williams, Bert, American, 1874 - 1922
George Walker, American, 1873 - 1911
Written by
Rogers, Alex
Composed by
Vaughan, James D., American, 1864 - 1941
Published by
The Attucks Music Publishing Company, American, founded 1904
Owned by
McDonald, Vernon Sugg, American, 1906 - 1982
Sugg, Mary Elizabeth, American, 1839 - 1915
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 13 3/4 × 10 3/4 in. (34.9 × 27.3 cm)
Type
sheet music
Place collected
Sugg McDonald House, Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, United States, North and Central America
Place printed
1255 - 57 BROADWAY N.Y, New York City, New York, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1904
Description
Sheet music for the song When The Moon Shines. The front cover for features an illustration of a country road running along a wood fence. Text box with black and white photographs appears in the bottom right corner. Inside the text box, there are two small circular black and white photographs of two African American men. Black type in box reads: [WHEN / THE MOON / SHINES / Introduced with pleasing effect in /WILLIAMS & WALKER'S / BIG PRODUCTION / WORDS BY / ALEX ROGERS / MUSIC BY / JAMES VAUGHAN / The ATTUCKS / MUSIC / PUBLISHING COMPANY / 1255 - 57 BROADWAY N.Y.]. Handwritten in ink, in the top left corner, is [Mrs. D.W. McDonald]. The interior of the sheet music has three pages of music bars and notes in black ink. The back cover of sheet music features sheet music for [“WHY ADAM SINNED”].
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
2014.275.2
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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