1918 Sheet Music Soldier's Rosary World War I Song WWI J. E. Dempsey Burke ZSM7


"A Soldier's Rosary"

This is an original 1918 piece of sheet music (Large Format). Words by J. E. Dempsey and music by Jos. A. Burke. Copyright © 1918 by A. J. Stansy Music Co. The cover design by by E. E. Walton features a soldier writing home to his mother.


This 95+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +. Some light surface rub. No water damage. There are some light creases and small tears along the margin edges.

  • Product Type: Original Sheet Music; Color
  • Grade: Very Fine +
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10.75 x 13.5 inches; 27 x 34 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.

This piece was illustrated by Walton, E. E. Artist signature in print - embedded in image.

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