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1916 Sheet Music Your Great Big Baby Smile Vaudeville Song Art Nouveau ZSM2

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"Your Great Big Baby Smile"(You Ought to Tell Your Ma and Pa)

This is an original 1916 piece of sheet music. Words by W. R. Williams and music by James (Slap) White. Copyright © 1916 by Will Rossiter. The Art Nouveau cover design features an inset halftone image of McConnell and Hanford. "Respectfully dedicated to Miss Bessie Buchanan."


This 96+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. Some light surface rub. No water damage. There are some tears and general wear along the margin edges; and a music store stamp in the bottom left corner.

  • Product Type: Original Sheet Music; Two-Color
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10.25 x 13.75 inches; 26 x 35 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

The beginning of the 20th century saw an explosion in the publishing of sheet music for popular parlor songs. Every middle-class home had a piano and folks entertained themselves with these sweetly sentimental or patriotic tunes. Period Paper is thrilled to offer a collection of these songs in Large Format sheet music form. From Art Nouveau, stars of the silent screen, to World War I, the artwork featured on each cover is as fascinating and diverse as the music itself. Whether your interest is musical history, Art Nouveau design, silent film, or you are simply looking for the unusual -- a unique original piece of framable art -- this collection has something for you! Please note that while the music is complete in these items, many of these pieces are in a condition that we generally avoid in other types of ephemera -- e.g. with tears, spine separation, chipping, signatures, etc. However, this is common for sheet music, and it is obvious from their condition that these items were "well-loved" and we offer them with as clear a condition summary as possible.