rosebud

by -- Lyency April. 03, 2020 371 views

After the Civil War, over 25,000 new pianos a year were sold, the demand for sheet music was overwhelming. By 1910, sales of sheet music had reached thirty million copies per year.

Not only did publishers fight over attracting the best composers and lyricists, but illustrator artists became a major part of the business as well.

Nowadays each sheet music cover is a century old history and a piece of art.

TRUDY
Fox trot 1926

TRUDY Fox trot 1926

Trudy, we always want you near us.

Trudy, when you're around, you cheer us.

You've got a smile worth a million to see.

You're such a cutie, you're just as sweet as tutti-frutti.

Trudy, who'll be the lucky fellow?

Tell, oh, tell us, please do.

Trudy, we mean it truly-ooly-ooly-ooly.

Trudy, we love you.

Made in USA /by the contribution of quite a few immigrants/

Made in USA /by the contribution of quite a few immigrants/

AL SHERMAN was a Russian-American songwriter during the Tin Pan Alley era. His composing career began in 1918 when he became a staff pianist for the Remick Music Company. Al's greatest songwriting achievement, his two sons formed the most formidable songwriting teams in family entertainment, the Sherman Brothers

CHARLES TOBIAS was an American songwriter, growing up in Massachusetts with his brothers Harry and Henry, also songwriters, and started his musical career in Vaudeville

The family name on the company stamp is nothing to do with either the songwriter Al Sherman or the Civil War general William Tecumseh, but the point is not the Oregon company here, rather the mysterious symbol over the stamp...

The family name on the company stamp is nothing to do with either the songwriter Al Sherman or the Civil War general William Tecumseh, but the point is not the Oregon company here, rather the mysterious symbol over the stamp...

MORRIS ROSENBAUM was a Russian-Polish immigrant who formed his art studio in Manhattan in the early 1910s. The studio was employed almost exclusively by the Leo Feist publishing house (1912-1919), and by the Irving Berlin Company (1919-late 1920s).

Mr. Rosenbaum is the responsible for those cryptically signed covers with the R.S. [Rosebud Studio] symbol

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Antonio Gil 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing all that information. 😀

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-- Lyency Replied to Antonio Gil 9 months, 3 weeks ago

thanks for visiting my visual "discoveries" grinning

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