1918 Sheet Music Dear Old Pal Mine World War I Soldier WWI Song Gitz Rice ZSM7

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"Dear Old Pal of Mine"

This is an original 1918 piece of sheet music (Large Format). Lyrics by Harold Robè and music by Gitz Rice, Lieut. Copyright © 1918 by G. Ricordi & Co., Inc. The cover features Gitz Rice, Lieutenant of First Canadian Contingent, in his uniform as a World War I soldier.

CONDITION

This 95+ year old Item is rated Very Fine. Light aging throughout. Light creasing. No natural defects. Some light surface rub. No water damage. There are small tears at the top of all pages. The front cover is partially detached.

  • Product Type: Original Sheet Music; Color
  • Grade: Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10.5 x 13.75 inches; 27 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 pleased to offer a collection of these songs in Large Format sheet music form that includes many World War I songs, as well as the popular vaudeville songs of the day including some Black Americana titles. The artwork featured on each cover is as fascinating and diverse as the music itself. Whether your interest is musical history, cover design art, WWI songs, 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 vintage 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.

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